In today's world it's easy to feel helpless, but here is a book to initiate debates rather than shouting matches, to enable collaboration in place of confrontation. Gentleness can be a great strength, and quiet action can sometimes speak as powerfully amid the noise as the loudest voice. And if we want a world that is beautiful, kind and fair… shouldn't our activism be beautiful, kind and fair?
Interwoven with my personal stories of causes addresses are ideas and suggestions for every novice craftivist. From how to think about the medium itself, to looking at colour, fonts, size and message, here is inspiration for every detail of your creation.
18 Chapters (in four parts). 320 pages and 87,000 words. How to Be a Craftivist: the art of gentle protest is the older & wiser sister of my A Little Book of Craftivism to help you be the most effective craftivist possible and full of transferable skills to use in other situations where gentle protest is needed. An interesting book for anyone wanting to be the change they wish to see in the world (whether they like craft or not ;p)
This book 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. I share my journey from burnt-out activist, tired of marching, confrontation and demonizing 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.
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About the author: 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.
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