Garment Artist and Designer
“My research and design practice centres decolonial love as methodology with the expressed purpose to physically and conceptually re-stitch alternative worlds that are grounded in ethical practices based on respect, empathy, reciprocity, consent and love. My research explores garment construction and beadwork as a practice-based method of inquiry by reframing pattern drafting, garment construction and stitching methods within decolonial and relationship-based contexts. My work prioritizes, and foregrounds, all of the relationships that make up my identity as an Aabitaawikwe of Penetanguishene, Ontario and centres these relationships as praxis towards building alternative worlds of love that honour, celebrate and mobilize Indigenous internationalism, intercultural solidarity, co-resistance and liberation.”
Justine Woods is a garment artist, designer, educator and researcher based in Tkaronto. She holds a Master of Design from OCAD University and a Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design from Ryerson University. Beginning Fall 2021, Justine will be pursuing doctoral studies as a graduate research fellow in the Media and Design Innovation PhD program at Ryerson University.
Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design (MA, MDes and MFA)
Major Completed, 2021
Major Completed, 2018
Garment Construction Beadwork Indigenous Fashion Pattern Drafting Decolonial Design Methods Re-stitching