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On May 26th, Njoki Ngumi shared her process of quilting a tapestry in ‘What We Left Behind’ (formerly announced as "What We Saw"). Within Material Languages, Njoki took on the task of processing of a raw textile, through manual dyeing, cutting and hand stitching, into a quilted tapestry piece, as an exercise in processing trauma and grief.

With contributions by the members of the Nest Collective, Njoki pays homage to, and reflects on, in her own capacity, the use of textile work as an exploration on collective memory-making, archival work and meditation.


Dr. Njoki Ngumi is an artist, writer and feminist thinker who has held positions in private and public health care sectors in Kenya. She is a member of the Nest Collective and coordinates learning and development for HEVA Fund.


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