Hyperrhiz 12: Meta-mapping

The Signifying Quilt: Creating Voice for Hurricane Katrina Survivors and their Stories

Michelle Ferrier

Ohio University


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.


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http://dx.doi.org/10.20415/hyp/012.mm02