“Arpilleras and Memory from Dirty War Chile”
Dr. Tamara Feinstein, History and Janis Broder '20 were awarded a CIIS Fellows grant to research the background of Arpilleras, a textile art form developed during the Pinochet era.
The “Arpilleras and Memory from Dirty War Chile” project was conducted in July and August 2018, in and around Santiago, Chile. The pair conducted research at archives and interviewed survivors of the regime who were involved in the conceptulization and production of arpilleras.
The knowledge gained during the stay will be incorporated into Dr. Feinstein's teachings and research. It will also be used in an upcoming art show of arpilleras, a joint endeavor between St. Lawrence University and SUNY Potsdam, planned for spring 2019.