Interwoven Histories is a two-year project addressing the histories of migrant workers in Leeds and challenging current rhetoric around immigration. Supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, the programme aims to make visible the important contributions that migrant workers have made to the textiles and clothing industries of Leeds through questions of migration and representation.
Pavilion is working together with partners Leeds Industrial Museum, the Women’s Group at refugee support organisation Meeting Point Leeds and community organisation Touchstone. Research is being led by our community partners and a team of research volunteers
A new archive of visual material and oral histories will be assembled over the next two years, along with a series of talks, exhibitions, an artist film commission and other city-wide events. Our first series of events in Spring–Summer 2017 explored questions of identity and displacement, women and the clothing industry, and the politics of archival activity.
Visit our Interwoven Histories project website.
Interwoven Histories is also kindly supported by the Wesleyan Foundation.