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How to be a craftivist: the art of gentle protest

How to be a craftivist: the art of gentle protest

Corbett, Sarah

'How to Be a Craftivist' is a manifesto for quiet activism: how to tackle issues not with shouting and aggression but with gentle protest, using the process of 'making' to engage thoughtfully in the issues we are about, to influence and effect change. Sarah Corbett - professional campaigner and founder of the Craftivist Collective - shares her journey from burnt-out activist, tired of marching, confrontation and demonising opposition, towards a more respectful activism: using craft to contemplate global issues, provoke thought and start conversations rather than arguments; to engage, empower and encourage people on and offline to become part of change in the face of injustice, inequality and prejudice. Interwoven with Sarah's personal stories of causes fought are ideas and suggestions for every novice craftivist

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London : Unbound 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Sarah Corbett
ISBN: 1783524073, 9781783524075
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 305 pages, [16] p. of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Subject: Public art.; Crafts.; Social movements.; Handicraft Social aspects.; Handicraft Political aspects.

Author note

Sarah Corbett is a professional campaigner, most recently with Oxfam. She set up the global Craftivist Collective in 2009, providing projects, tools and services to individuals and organisations wanting to learn effective craftivism. She is now one of the leading spokespeople in the craftivism movement. Sarah has worked with art institutions, such as the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum; charities, such as Save the Children and Unicef; cult jewellers Tatty Devine; Secret Cinema and many others. She has taught her approach to craftivism at universities including Bauhaus University in Germany and Parsons New School in New York City. Her first book, A Little Book of Craftivism, was published October 2013. She lives in London.