LISA VINEBAUM
Performing Globalization: Anne Wilson and Mandy Cano VillalobosF*** Homework: Danica Maier's Art of Domestic SubversionCarole Frances Lung: Resisting the Global Garment IndustryVictoria Stanton’s Transactional PerformanceInterview with Boryana Rossa by Lisa VinebaumSocial FabricsSubversive Stitches Across Time: the Suffragette Movement, Labor Activism and Contemporary Social Change in the Work of Carole Frances LungCrafting Community: Textiles, Collaboration and Social SpaceCrafting the social: craft, collaboration, and skillUrban Encounters: Linda Hesh's “Directional Doorknob Hangers”Interview with Boryana RossaCarole Frances Lung’s Sewing Rebellion: Resisting the Global Apparel Industry, One Stitch at a TimePerforming GlobalizationMaterial Matters: The Politics of Making and Materials and MaterialGarment Work: unpicking the global garment industryMade in Haiti: “free” trade versus fair tradeNew Fibers 2012Corporeal textiles: some thoughts on the body in contemporary textile art
CRITICAL WRITING + scholarly work
As a theorist and critical writer I publish book chapters and essays, present work at international academic conferences, organize and chair panels, produce collaboratively edited publications, and serve as Associate Editor of the international peer-reviewed journal Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis.

My scholarly work examines modes of production, the material conditions and performance of labor, and the value of artistic labor. I am especially interested in examining the impacts of precarity and economic globalization on the textile industry, and by extension, their effects on individuals and local communities.

My various scholarly endeavors consider works by contemporary artists who use fiber combined with performance and viewer participation to explore issues of collective labor and collective identity, cooperation, and community. These investigations connect participatory strategies being used by contemporary fiber artists, to histories of collective organizing by activists. I seek to theorize new relationships between fiber and social practices, by connecting the work of artists who use fiber to bring people together in dialog and to foster social change, to the social histories of textiles. Given my interest in the notion of history as material for artistic practice, I also write about artists who are also concerned with histories of skill, materials, labor, individual agency, and social relationships. I have written about artists Anne Wilson, Mandy Cano Villalobos, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Carole Frances Lung, Nadia Myre, Danica Maier and Aram Han Sifuentes — artists who mobilize textiles to bring people together to demand social change, raise awareness about histories of skill and production, to assert personal and collective, often marginalized identities, and subvert "traditional" gender roles.