The Signifying Quilt: Creating Voice for Hurricane Katrina Survivors and their Stories
Citation: Ferrier, Michelle. “The Signifying Quilt: Creating Voice for Hurricane Katrina Survivors and their Stories.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, no. 12, 2015. doi:10.20415/hyp/012.mm02
Abstract: Through quilt texts, women expanded their domestic rhetoric into a public realm. The quilting tradition suggests a method for creating a collaborative and polyvocal technology. The Digital Story Quilt project adapts quilters' tactics, as defined by the author, to give voice to and provide a place for everyday stories and situated knowledge. Through the stories of Hurricane Katrina survivors, the author demonstrates the power of patchwork quilting — both the physical and the digital — to reach across geography and time to unite a community.