Workshop

The workshop took place in the Historical Museum of Guanabacoa during the first two weeks of January 2019, bringing together 30 former female workers. What was to be produced were jabas, the Cuban name for bags, which is a staple item used to carry frequently scarce goods.

The workshop’s atmosphere allowed them to remember, through individual and group conversations, the time they worked in the industry and the textile workshops.

The sessions were documented in audio and video so as to gather the work, the industrial and the individual memories of Cuban female textile workers.

During these working days, jabas were manufactured, conversations took place, and performative activities that made reference to these women’s realities throughout their working and personal lives occurred.

The jabas manufactured during the workshop were distributed among the participants.