Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Call for Entry: Stuff for Thought – International Textile Exhibition

shared project of textile artist Heidi Drahota and the Human Rights Office of the City of Nuremberg
September 9th – September 24th 2016

With the awarding of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award 2015 to the labor unionist of the textile industry in Bangladesh Amirul Haque Amin the city of Nuremberg gives the award to an activist for social and economic human rights for the first time.
By doing this it wants to direct attention to 3 different topics:

·         First of all the awareness of the rights of workers in Bangladesh. It is very dangerous to be in a labor union there. The activists don’t only run the risk of losing their jobs when they fight against bad working conditions; they are also often harassed, threatened or arrested. The jury hopes that the award will give Mr. Amin and his allies the protection that they need to continue their work towards humane working conditions.

·         The jury also wants to call upon the consumer conscience and raise awareness for responsible consumption. The public has a right to know under what conditions their clothes are produced.

·         Last but not least the jury’s vote is embedded in an economic framework since global and fair trade without the adherance to social standards runs contrary to basic human needs.

Interpretations of this trinity of topics should be incorporated into the international textile exhibition „Stuff for Thoughts“ from your own perspective, your own tecnique and your own perception.


informal application: April 12th 2016
please send to
Heidi Drahota

Submission online: no later than June 30th 2016 in Nuremberg at
Heidi Drahota
with digital application form and photo file

Please fill out the application form and save it under: Name_ApplicationForm.doc

We will need a high quality digital photo showing the entire project to be able to assess color, design and overall impression and tob e able to decide where to place it in the exhibition. The second photo shows a detail of the work. Please save the photo files under: Name_TitelofthePiece.jpg

By submitting the piece the owner agrees to it being photographed by the organizer and the pictures being published for advertising purposes. The organizers may take their own photos that will be used for sale or advertisement.

Every piece has to consist mostly of textiles and has to fit in thematically with the concept of the exhibition.
The organizers reserve the right to judge whether or not the piece is appropriate for the exhibition. Although we strive to exhibit all submissions, we have to take the capacity of the exhibition area into consideration.

Acceptance of submissions online: no later than July 15th 2016

Delivery via post, parcel service: no later than August 15th 2016 in Nuremberg
Heidi Drahota
Briandstr. 2
90439 Nürnberg

Personal delivery of the piece only on Monday August 15th 2016

To hang the quilts they need to have loops with a width of 8 cm at the back of the quilt. They should end 4 cm from the edge on the left and right.  Quilts with irregular shapes need appropriate loops for a rod to be put through.

The organizers attempt to assure you the greatest possible security when it comes to the storage and treatment of the piece. The owner bears the full risk.

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