Associate Professor

Massachusetts College of Art + Design

Resist Cross Stitch

Disobedient Design | 2020 | New Course Development

Resist re·sist| rəˈzist | verb [with object]
withstand the action or effect of: antibodies help us to resist infection; struggle against someone or something: without giving her time to resist, he dragged her off her feet.

We’ve seen many acts of awe-inspiring resistance from the protests across our country to Tik-tok’s takedown of Trump’s Tulsa rally. Yet, there is more than what meets the public eye. This unit will explore the power of private resistance.

Project prompt: What do you resist?

Suggested materials: Cross Stitch Kit, Stitch Fiddle, Cross Stitch Writing Tool.
Resist x thread artist/projects:The Subversive History of Women Using Thread as Ink, Badass Cross Stitch, @femalecollective, Rufina Bazlova Embroideries Belarus, Subversive Kits, AparTogether – Liza Lou, Women's Work.
Resist Artist/Projects: Underground railroad /Bulletins/billboards, Wall Of Moms, Good Humor X RZA, Vintage Plates Become Memes Thanks To Typography, MassArt Resist

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Mayuri Saxena

"We are not equal until we are all equal!"

Runming Dai

For every Zoom occasion while muted:
“How are you today?”
“Does it sound good?”
“How are you feeling?”
“Any questions?”
“So far so good?”

Neida Ferrante

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