Sam Meech—Fabrications: Using Knitted Artworks to Challenge Developers’ Narratives of Regeneration and Recognise Manchester’s South Asian Working Class Textiles Businesses

This article looks at the ways in which textile arts and craftivism can be used to highlight important stories and marginalised communities in the face of gentrification. It specially looks at a series of knitted works I made in Manchester between 2015 and 2019, responding to the displacement of South Asian textile factories from Crusader Mill. Though the article addresses the context of Manchester, the themes of regeneration, agency and erasure are relevant to many major cities with industrial histories, including Montreal.

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