Fibershed: the Arc of Texture and Color Derived from a Regional Land Base
Presented by Rebecca Burgess
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10 am
Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum
Admission: Free for current members of the TAC; $5 for students and members of FAMSF; $10 General Admission. Cash or checks only.
Exploring the agro-ecological and social cultural depth of this strategic geography has become the life’s work of presenter, Rebecca Burgess. In this presentation, Burgess will expand on her personal work to live within the Fibershed that she calls home and will share select agro-cultural narratives from Fibershed landscapes emerging in all corners of the world.
The processes and phases responsible for getting us dressed each day produce more carbon and greenhouse gas emissions than international and maritime shipping combined. The pace of production and consumption has accelerated so quickly since the beginning of the 21st century, that if we look at the global scale of waste streams— one garbage truck of textiles goes into the landfill or incinerator every second.
Our clothes need not come at the cost of human and planetary health and wellbeing. Through the work to both slow down our consumption and simultaneously re-connect to the life giving textile resources within a strategic geography we can begin to re-sensitize our selves to the working landscapes and processes that generate our second skin. The word that has been coined to describe this strategic geography is known as a Fibershed.