2023 Sessions

Arpilleras from Chile
Stories on Burlap

An arpillera, or burlap in Spanish, is a colourful, handmade patchwork tapestry made by women in Chile denouncing the human rights violations of Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship (1973-90). These arpilleras were secretly distributed in the country and abroad, providing a vital source of income for the arpilleristas, many of whom had been left in poverty due to widespread unemployment and forced disappearances of their husbands, brothers and children, who became known as desaparecidos. Using their creativity, these women transformed their trauma and grief into powerful messages of hope. 

Angelica & Mario Allende
On the 50th anniversary of the military coup d’etat that changed their lives forever, Angelica and Mario Allende bring their story and personal collection of arpilleras to celebrate life, creativity and gratitude at this year’s Mindcamp

This is Angelica & Mario's first year presenting at Mindcamp.
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