How To Be A Craftivist: Successful Gentle Protests


If we want a world that is beautiful, kind and fair, shouldn't our activism be beautiful, kind and fair? Award-winning campaigner, author and founder of the global Craftivist Collective Sarah Corbett shows how to respond to injustice not with apathy or aggression, but with gentle, effective protest. With thoughtful principles, practical examples and honest stories from her own experience as a once burnt-out activist, Corbett shows how activism using craft can produce long-lasting positive change whether you like craft or not. She will explain the power craftivism can have in the process for the maker, products as gifts to power holders and objects left in public spaces. "I Love what Sarah does! It's quiet activism for everyone including introverts." - Jon Ronson.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Focus15
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner