Panel Discussion: Diasporic Threads: Black Women, Fiber & Textiles


Dr. Sharbreon Plummer will explore the topic of her publication Diasporic Threads: Black Women, Fibre & Textiles (Common Threads Press, 2022) in conversation with Hera Ford (RISD TX 2020) and Siena Smith (RISD TX 2018). As part of Dr. Plummer’s ongoing creative and academic endeavor to re-situate Black women’s voices and lived experiences in fiber art narratives, she will highlight stories of community, resistance, and self-determination in the past, as well as in the contemporary textile-focused work of Ford and Smith.

This program is presented in collaboration with RISD’s Textile Department and the RISD Museum.