A large quilt installation, the brainchild of Vanessa Marr, course leader of Design for Digital Media, with accompanying audio reflecting on women academics’ experiences during the Covid pandemic will be exhibited at Loughborough University this week.
This exhibition presents a huge 3-metre-wide quilt, accompanied by a digital version with audio stories and reflections. It was created by twenty-three women academics with caring responsibilities to reflect their experience of working as an academic during the COVID-19 lockdowns from March 2020 to the Spring of 2021.
The women responded to a call to by Vanessa , to collaborate through a series of online workshops. Each contributor stitched a personal panel and recorded an audio reflection, finding strength and solidarity in the sharing of their stories through stitch and conversation.