Textiles in Resistance – workshop with micha cárdenas

Pedersen, A. B. (Participant)

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars


micha cárdenas will teach us how to use textiles against violence. The workshop will be based on cárdenas’ work ‘UNSTOPPABLE’ made with co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement Patrisse Cullors, Trans liberation artist Edxie Betts and Chris Head. Together, the group has developed a set of materials and processes for producing DIY bulletproof clothing at low to no cost, directed towards black trans women – one of the groups most targeted for homicide among LGBTQ people today in the US.

cárdenas will explain how non-digital technologies such as recipes and instructions for making bulletproof clothings are algorithms too and discuss other strategies against weaponization such as those used the Tute Bianche movement in Italy, where activists covered their bodies with padding to resist police violence. Workshop participants will brainstorm how to make their own lives safer through reused materials and garments, as well as how to further develop the ‘UNSTOPPABLE’ work.
Period3 Sep 2020
Event typeWorkshop
LocationCopenhagen, Denmark


  • Textile Scholarship
  • Art
  • Aesthetics
  • Violence
  • Gender Studies
  • Police Violence
  • Transgender
  • Transphobia
  • Hate Crime
  • Racism
  • Activism
  • Art and Activism
  • Cloth
  • Resistance
  • Homicide
  • Murder