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Interlaced Communities: Aradhita Parasrampuria

October 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Dive into the vibrant world of algae pigments and learn to incorporate them into artwork.

Aradhita Parasrampuria is a sustainable materials researcher and textile designer, originally from India, based in New York. She’s also the 2023 Textile Hive Artist in Residence!

In this workshop, participants will dive into the vibrant world of algae pigments and learn to incorporate them into artwork using silkscreen printing techniques. The prints in this session are inspired by an “alien” theme, a nod to instructors Aradhita and Lucas’ shared identity as “aliens” in the U.S. and the unique, often misunderstood nature of algae and biopigments.

Our hands-on session will outline the rich history of color and textile dyeing, spotlighting the role of biopigments in modern contexts. We’ll also touch on the scientific and societal shifts leading to today’s movement against fast fashion.

12:00-12:20pm: Community meet and greet
12:20-12:40pm: Aradhita presentation + touch table
12:40-1:00pm: Lucas Cantoni Jose presentation + touch table
1:00-1:20pm: Kaycee Woo of Mujer Woo presentation + touch table
1:30-3:00pm: Workshop (Sold Out – please register for the overall event if you’d like to watch the workshop)
3:00-4:00pm: Fireside chat with Aradhita, Alison Heryer Director of the PSU Textile Arts Program, and Brittany Sierra CEO and Founder of the Sustainable Fashion Forum

We are honored to again partner with Prosper Portland and Athletic & Outdoor during this year’s PTXM festival, their generous sponsorship will help produce this Mixed Identities: Interlaced Communities event. This event is also made possible by an Arts3C Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.


October 14, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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