As part of the project SEEDS FOR FUTURE MEMORIES. Voicing the two ends of migration, a collaboration with the Thread Residency in Sinthian, Senegal, in 2018 thirteen artists will travel back and forth between Senegal and Italy to confront the realities at both ends of migration.
Johanna Bramble (born 1976 in Paris, France) is a textile artist and designer who moved from France to Dakar, Senegal, more than ten years ago. She is the founder of a weaving workshop and of the brand Johanna Bramble Créations for interior design, accessories and collaborates with fashion designers. Her commercial textile designs are based on traditional Senegalese hand weaving practices. In her artistic work she stretches the boundaries of the country´s textile heritage, including modern materials and cross-cultural encounters. For Bramble, textiles are witnesses of the evolution of civilization, allowing us to glimpse unsuspected links between cultures. They free our minds of geographical and political borders. A feature about her work was presented on the international design platform Design Indaba (2017), she is regularly showing her work at the biennale Dak’Art in Dakar.