25 Million Stitches
June - August 2019
This public engagement art installation by Jennifer Kim Sohn asked participants to hand-stitch on panels: one stitch to represent each refugee worldwide. How does making 25 million stitches help refugees? We believe that stitching for this project is a way for us to engage with this global crisis instead of ignoring it. And even though no single stitch can fully represent an individual, the act of stitching and the resulting work will help bring attention to the scale of the crisis.
Facilitated in Red Lodge by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, participants stitched at Honey’s Café on World Refugee Day (June 20) and continued to work on this project individually and in groups. These gathered stitches from our community were sent on to the group exhibition after a local exhibition for the month of August.