An artist, designer, and founder of the Brooklyn-based Weaving and Healing arts studio Weaving Hand, Cynthia Alberto seeks to bridge traditional and contemporary weaving techniques, drawing inspiration from ancient communities of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Her artwork, performances, and public weaving projects honor traditional and artisanal techniques while also incorporating unconventional materials and a zero-waste philosophy. Throughout her artwork and teaching, Alberto continuously explores the many intersections between weaving and healing, as well as craft and sustainability. Inspired by her studio practice and teaching, Cynthia continuously explores diverse relationships between weaving, healing, inclusive art, craft, and sustainability. In 2014 at Weaving Hand, Cynthia developed “Weaving Together”: a series of ongoing collaborative weaving events that focus on healing the community and create interpersonal relationships through the act of weaving together. Members of different communities are invited to bring recycled materials to weave alongside their neighbors. “Weaving Together” events were held at Museum of Arts and Design, Cooper Hewitt, Barnard College, Pratt Institute, Earth Day Initiative, Pioneer Works, Queens Museum, Ace Hotel, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Bldg 92 Brooklyn Navy Yard.