The Craftivist Collective launched their latest exhibition on Thursday 16th September 2010. The exhibition is installed at Paper Dress Boutique, a beautiful vintage clothes boutique, cafe and venue at 114-116 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AH.
To mark the start of London Fashion Week 2010, activist group The Craftivist Collective has created homemade Mini Protest Banners aimed at exposing the ugly side of fashion. Using Mini Protest Banners, they hope to make people think about the side of the fashion that is often too easily dismissed by the industry in a non-threatening but challenging way during the fashionista's calendar annual highlight.
This was our September project: the Collective contributed to Norwegian artist Lise Bjørne Linnert's ongoing project, entitled DESCONOCIDA UNKNOWN UKJENT, which aims to draw attention to the atrocities being committed...
Date: Thursday 16th September: 6:30pm- 8pm. All welcome (donation of £3 to cover costs is encouraged). Venue: Paper Dress Boutique, Shoreditch London
The venue is a lovely vintage clothes shop/cafe called Paper Dress Boutique. So come and support a local business by crafting in her cafe with a cup of tea or coffee :)
As part of our ongoing commitment to exposing social injustice, the Collective will be contributing to Norwegian artist Lise Bjørne Linnert’s current project, entitled DESCONOCIDA UNKNOWN UKJENT.
August 2010: At the Whitecross Street art party to raise money and awareness of SHP (Single Homeless Project) charity the Craftivist Collective had a stall and artwork showing.
A lovely older man (wants to remain anonymous) came up to our stall very excited to meet us and said that he had stolen a Mini Protest Banner 2 years ago from Hoxton Square because he thought it was great and he couldnt find out who made it and put it up (he doesnt have the internet so couldnt Google the label). HIs banner said "there is more to life than cool points".
MTV Staying Alive asked us to be part of their 'My Right to be Me' blog series to remind people that many people living with HIV don't have a right to travel to certain countries, many don't have a right to follow their dreams because of discrimination and stigma and their health may stop them from doing many things. Sarah Corbett wrote a blog post alongside journalists, musicians and other creatives talking about her right to be a craftivist.
Here is Craftivist Collective founder Sarah Corbett at the Whitecross Street Party that took place 24th- 25th July 2010. Held in the heart of London's internationally renowned art scene. Sitting next to our craftivism stall selling Mini Protest Banner Kits and postcards, giving out flyers for the group and getting sign ups for the mailing list. It went really well!