Congratulations to Professor Ganaele Langlois for receiving the Insight Development Grant 2018-2020

with Collaborators: Sarah Sharma (U. of Toronto), Rachel McHenry (Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op), Munira Amin (Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op).

The grant was awarded for the Communication Beyond Words: Textile and Social Change project explores the history and relevance of textile as a universal medium of communication capable of addressing systemic global inequalities. This project argues that while textile crafts might seem quaint today, they provide the critical means to address systemic global inequalities such as cultural appropriation, environmental degradation, wage disparities between designers and artisans, and socio-economic pressures on indigenous and local communities.