Join us at Norwegian Crafts’s 2013 conference on Craft & Social Change: London 8-9th May 2013

07 Apr Join us at Norwegian Crafts’s 2013 conference on Craft & Social Change: London 8-9th May 2013

Can craft create social change? Where is the evidence? What more can it do?

Craft and Social Change is a Norwegian Crafts event organised by ArtProjects and Solutions and supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London. We are honoured to be part of the conference with our Founder Sarah Corbett as one of it’s speakers and workshop facilitators. 

Following on from the success of last year’s conference, Museum for Skills, Norwegian Crafts will be hosting a second London conference prior to Collect in May 2013. This year will examine craft’s contribution to the shaping of society – it will be a lively and thought provoking event – with some participatory activity and plenty of networking. The conference pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of women gaining the vote in Norway. Get your ticket quick here!

Craftivist Collective Founder Sarah Corbett will be delivering a talk on Craftivism and how she sees it as a way  creating social change. Looking at past examples of craftivism throughout history, her own story and how the Craftivist Collective’s craftivism projects have benefits people personally as well as made an impact on UK politicians too. Sarah will also faciliate a craftivism workshop for the 100 of people who attend.  

This year the conference will be held at Toynbee Hall, a venue historically associated with social reform and the Arts and Crafts movement. Presentations will be given by prominent thinkers and activists from inside and outside of the arts. There will be plenty of opportunity to voice your own opinions at breakout sessions and to get involved in some making. Panel discussions will close each session. On the evening of 8 May there will be a chance for delegates to get to know each other better over drinks and canapés.

The conference will begin by looking at the impact craft has had on campaigning, feminism, social policy and the lives of individuals. The focus will then shift to current practice and include an exploration of craftivism, the slow revolution, sustainable living and what this means for local and global economies.

TICKETS Includes both days, all refreshments, a delicious lunch and reception. Buy them  here 


To book please visit

Wednesday 8 May     14:00 – 18:00       Reception 18:00 – 20:00

Thursday 9 May         10:00 – 17:00

Speakers include: Eva Bakkeslett,  Professor Helen Carnac, Sarah Corbett, Katy Emck, Ian HunterProfessor Janis JefferiesIrene Nygårdsvik

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