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Benin

Project director, Martine Boucher

In 2014 in the frame of the Atelier de Textile De- sign à Abomey, in Bénin, Africa, I had the beautiful chance of building a close contact with the traditional weavers of the region.

Our aim was to understand their vast tex- tile knowledge, the know-how that is transmitted through weaving generations. For the weavers, the atelier contributed to reflect and rethink their agency and creativity in the process of production of textile goods.

The results of our experiments where exhibited this year in the 11th biennale of African contemporary art in Dakar, Senegal, Africa.