Arpilleras from Chile
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.
Stories on Burlap
Angelica & Mario AllendeOn 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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- Beyond the Obvious Meeting constraints with confidence (Nicole Flynn)
- Biodanza Awaken your natural curiosity (Sophie Harvey)
- Hatch Ideas Incubation as a creativity tool (Liz Monroe-Cook)
- Arpilleras from Chile Stories on Burlap (Angelica & Mario Allende)
- Creative Conflict TKO Optimizing conflict for creativity (Paul Fleming)
- From Bystander to Ally How to Shift from Standing by to Standing up (Deepika Grover)
- The Art of Presence Using magic moments to connect (Anthony Hyatt)
- Mighty Magical Messages Creating messages that reinforce your personal magic (Megan Mitchell, Alison Cohen)
- Your Mother's Eyes Climate wisdom from real and imagined ancestors (Denise Pinto)
- Sunrise Yoga (Zachary Townesmith)
- Writing Freely (Tim Hurson)