9th St Community Garden reached out to us to host another 360 Resident after our spring residency with Linh Troung. Fiber artist Kacie Lyn Martinez took the reins: meeting, organizing and curating the entire project and residency in collaboration with the garden. Here is her reflection:
As a participatory fiber artist and human-centered designer, my 360 residency came at a fertile time in my journey of reorienting from the digital to the tactile. I weave with communities around the country as a process of engagement, collective healing, and building shared stories because I believe that there’s something so human about weaving. Interlocking fibers and words is not just cathartic, it builds stronger relationships and communities. Within the design of this micro-residency, I knew I needed to answer this early on: How can the container of six hours create spaciousness in a process-heavy medium like weaving?