Craftivism: The Art of Gentle Protest: Talk + Q&A
Join us for a talk and Q&A with Craftivist Collective founder, Sarah Corbett on 22nd November 2017 at Old Jet.
“ If you want a world that is beautiful, kind and fair, shouldn’t our activism be beautiful, kind and fair? ”
In these times of social, political and economic uncertainty, a new handbook is offering citizens the opportunity to take part in a quiet but powerful form of activism that provokes collaboration and conversation in place of division and conflict.
How to be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest has been designed to help people use Craftivism (craft + activism) to thread love, humility and beauty through their activism instead of hate, ugliness or aggression.
Craftivism is for everyone from skilled crafters to burnt out activists, and those people who want to challenge injustice in the world but don’t know what to do, where to start or how to prioritise their energies and time.
Sarah Corbett, award-winning campaigner, founder of the Craftiest Collective, will be talking about her ‘gentle protest’ approach to activism and how it can relevant to your own work and activism.
DOORS OPEN: 7pm
TALK: 7.30pm – 8.10pm About the concept of Craftivism.
Q & A: 8.10pm – 8.30pm followed by mingling until 9pm
REFRESHMENT: Drinks & snacks will be available.
£8.50 or £18.50 with a signed copy of the book (which is usually £12.99).
PRAISE FOR SARAH
“I love what Sarah does! It’s quiet activism for everyone including introverts.”
“Sarah Corbett mixes an A grade mind with astonishing creativity and emotional awareness. In this book she examines and reframes activism in a way that makes for genuinely spirited, inclusive and effective intervention. Environmental and social justice campaigning typically favours the extrovert and those who self-identify (often rather loudly) as ‘leaders’. I think Sarah’s book changes that in a super intelligent, engaging way. More power to her!”
Lucy Siegle (Journalist and author of ‘To Die For; Is Fashion Wearing Out the World’ )
“This book is for every quiet soul who wants to bring positive change into the world but doesn’t feel well-suited to traditional forms of activism. Corbett shows us what is possible through the art of gentle protest, and how messages for change can be communicated through beautiful, lovingly-made craft objects. Smart, compassionate and engaging, Corbett’s book is filled with practical advice and inspirational ideas – the perfect introduction for all budding craftivists.”
Sarah Campbell ( Head of Learning Programmes, Victoria and Albert Museum )
“Sarah Corbett shows how the craft and gentleness of making can be united with world-changing political action. She demonstrates that small, thoughtful shifts in how we do things in our lives can lead to vital transformations. She has powerful ideas about grace, kindness, and giving gifts. This is an inspiring and brilliant book.”
David Gauntlett ( Professor of Creativity and Design and author of ‘Making is Connecting’ )