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Framer Framed

13 apr –
18 mei 2024

Weaving a Pluriversity

Weaving a Pluriversity is an open studio project by the group Pluriversity Weavers, hosted by Framer Framed in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum. Taking place in the newly formed studio space on the second floor of Framer Framed, the project includes gatherings and conversations with Indigenous thinkers to discuss the human connection with our environments through guided walks, collective weaving, a reading and film screenings.

During multiple sessions, the Pluriversity Weavers will create a temporal space for dialogue with participants in Amsterdam to practice other ways of learning and to touch upon the need to protect ancestral knowledge. The Pluriversity Weavers are a group focused on deconstructing colonial heritage through affirmative practices aimed at thinking in communality with living territory. With this open studio project they wish to interweave their knowledge with that of the Iku people from Colombia, opening up to multiple co-existing knowledges and the need to respect different ways of living.

Weaving a Pluriversity begins on 13 April with an introductory open day to explore the interconnectedness between human thought and the living territory, with a focus on remembering our connection to Earth. On 4, 11 and 18 May, there will be workshops and conversations with activities guided by spiritual leader Mamo Arwawiku and youth member Dwanimako Arroyo Izquierdo from the Iku community Kwarte Umuke from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. On the closing day, Mamo Arwawiku and Rolando Vázquez Melken, professor of Post/Decolonial Theories and Literatures, will have a conversation.

The results of these gatherings will travel onwards to Soils, a group exhibition exploring the meaning of soil as both matter and metaphor at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven.


Saturday 13 April 2024 | 15:00 – 17:00
Opening studio day of Weaving a Pluriversity.
Sign up here.

Saturday 4 May 2024 | 14:00 – 17:00
*Semi-public workshop: Reading session and short film The Black Line Journey. 

Saturday 11 May 2024 | 14:00 – 17:00
*Semi-public workshop: Film screening Resistance in the black line and conversation.

Saturday 18 May 2024 | 14:00 – 17:00
*Weaving workshop with women members from the Iku community.

Date to be announced |
Closing day: a conversation between Mamo Arwawiku and Rolando Vázquez Melken (with a translation from Spanish to English).

*The three workshops require registration. Register here to attend all sessions. By signing up you commit to attending all three sessions, with the first one starting on 4 May.

Framer Framed
Oranje-Vrijstaatkade 71
1093 KS, Amsterdam


Weaving a Pluriversity is a prelude to the forthcoming exhibition Soils at Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. Weaving a Pluriversity is presented in collaboration with Van Abbemuseum.

Framer Framed is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science; Amsterdam Fund for the Arts; Municipality of Amsterdam; and VriendenLoterij Fonds.


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Mamo Arwawiku

Spirituele leider

María Eufemia Arroyo Izquierdo

Pluriversity weaver

Dwanimako Arroyo Izquierdo

Pluriversity weaver

Dwasimney Del Carmen Izquierdo Torres

Pluriversity weaver

Seynawiku Izquierdo Torres

Pluriversity weaver

Natalia Giraldo Jaramillo

Onderzoeker en Pluriversity weaver

LI Yuchen

Beeldend en podiumkunstenaar

Ana Bravo Pérez


Aldo E. Ramos

Dichter en decolonial storyteller

Rolando Vázquez Melken

Assistent professor van Sociologie