An Introduction to Craftivism: The Art of Gentle Protest
- 18 Oct 2022 · 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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The award-winning Craftivist Collective has helped change laws, policies, hearts and minds around the world through their innovative ‘Gentle Protest’ approach to craftivism (craft + activism) rooted in neuroscience and positive psychology.
Founder Sarah P Corbett will talk about the benefits of using the slow and meditative process of craft to help makers engage deeply and thoughtfully in social change issues, whilst crafting alone or with others. As well as how the final handmade product can be used in different ways, from offering bespoke gifts to powerholders to hanging small provocative street art to create conversation online and offline and beyond. Learn how handicrafts can be a tool for a slower, kinder and more intimate form of activism that builds bridges not walls.
Who is the speaker?
Sarah P Corbett is an award-winning activist, author and Ashoka Fellow. She grew up in Everton: the fourth most deprived area in the UK and has worked as a professional campaigner for over a decade, most recently with Oxfam GB. Corbett set up the global Craftivist Collective in 2009 providing craftivism (craft + activism) products and services for individuals, groups and organisations around the world to use her unique ‘Gentle Protest’ methodology which has helped change hearts, minds, business policies and government laws. She has worked with museums and galleries around the world as well as unusual collaborations such as with Secret Cinema. Corbett’s Talk ‘Activism Needs Introverts’ has been viewed over one million times on TED.com. Her book “How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest” is now available in paperback, she helped create the Girlguiding Craftivism badge and was featured on the BBC Documentary ‘Craftivism: making a difference.’