Textiles embody culture. We use them to articulate our sense of belonging. In our globalised world there are more and more people who feel they belong to more than one cultural space.
The goal of my work is to express this multiple belonging so that those involved can be represented in their hybrid identities. It is aimed at people who identify both with the city of Basle and West African culture, which I have combined in a cloth. The source of inspiration for this is West African band weaving. Using warp print and weaving-technique patterns, motifs from Basle and West Africa are brought together. On Est Ensemble is both a vision and a statement in one – “We are together”.