Sewing workshop for SWIMMING

May 22, 2024 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The LINE Hotel DC
1770 Euclid Street Northwest
DC 20009
Monica Jahan Bose

Please join us for the final workshop to cocreate work for SWIMMING, a new public art project that explores the deep and essential connections we have to water as our world faces increased flooding and rising sea levels due to climate change. We will be sewing together 22 saris for the project. You do not need to have sewing experince. We are happy to teach you how to hand sew or use a machine. When installed in June 2024 at the Marie Reed Community & Aquatic Center in Washington DC, SWIMMING will feature a “pool” of art-embellished saris, along with a sound walk, performances, film screenings, and poetry readings. SWIMMING is part of Bose’s art and advocacy project Storytelling with Saris. Started over a decade ago, the project has fostered collaboration with women from Bose’s ancestral island in Bangladesh as well as residents of DC and people around the world. The workshop is generously hosted by The Line DC.

To learn more and become part of this exciting project, please register and add to your calendar. ASL will be provided.

Please email with any questions or accommodation needs.

Curator: Sarah Tanguy. Film/livestream: Paris Preston

Music & Sound Design: Sonia Herrero.  Marketing Design & Social Media:  Jen Saavedra

Community partners: Marie Reed Elementary School and Community & Aquatic Center, Adams Morgan Partnership BID, DC Arts Center, Calvary Women’s Services, Moms Clean Air Force.

This project is funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.




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