Alinah Azadeh uses textile as a metaphorical space of personal transformation, communal ritual, gift and exchange. Photo essays and interwoven texts written by the artist show the use of touch, textile, text and technology in engaging audiences in emotive dialogs and how this process
can create transformational experiences of poetic interaction and exchange.
Textile brings together research in textile studies in an innovative and distinctive academic forum for all those who share a multifaceted view of textiles within an expanded field. Peer-reviewed and in full-color throughout, it represents a dynamic and wide-ranging set of critical practices. It provides a platform for points of departure between art and craft; gender and identity; cloth, body and architecture; labor and technology; techno-design and practice— all situated within the broader contexts of material and visual culture.