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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Carolyn Kallenborn

Artist specializing in installations, textiles, film and socially conscious design. Works in collaboration with artisans from Oaxaca, Mexico.

Associate Professor Design Studies — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Interplay of traditional and contemporary textile art and design Oaxaca Mexico - weaving, embroidery, natural dyes
  • Artisan production in cottage industry to support families and communities.
  • Day of the Dead, in Oaxaca Mexico


  • Woven Lives: Documentary Film examines how traditional art and design play an active role in cultural sustainability.
  • La Vida y Los Muertos - Documentary Art Film about Day of the Dead in Oaxaca Mexico
  • Remembrance and Celebration: Community Altar Project