All

15 Aug MTV Staying Alive blog series: My Right To Be… A Craftivist

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.
Read More

15 Aug Sarah Corbett at the Whitecross Street art party

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!
Read More

26 Jul Join us at our stall at Whitecross Street Party and be inspired by street artists supporting SHP homeless project

Date: Sat 24th- Sun 25th July 12pm-6pm. Venue: Whitecross Street, London Come say hello :) Carrie Reichardt and Sarah Corbett will represent the Craftivist Collective at this street party with a conscience. We will be sellings Mini Protest Banner kits, postcards and mosaics to raise money for to print our first UK Craftivism Zine in colour. We will also be encouraging people to sign up to our mailing list and join us in our collective. 
Read More

20 Jul Join us crafting with Oxfam at their Artopia

We got a lovely friendly email from Lucy at the London Oxfam office inviting us to their Artopia event Date: Tuesday 3rd August 3pm-5pm. Venue: LEB building on Cambridge Heath Road in Bethnal Green. All welcome. Oxfam Artopia will be in three towns across the South East in the summer, in London, Oxfordshire and Hampshire, delivering climate change art workshops and asking community groups, young people and members of the public to contribute to a collaborative piece of art. This piece, made with paint, canvas, modelling clay, sculpture, fabric and found objects, will be a vision of the world we want to see, filled with bustling rainforests, deep oceans and climate justice!
Read More

30 Jun How we define Craftivism: by Sophie Freeman

With the term 'craftivism' being used much more nowadays and sometimes in our opinion, used wrongly to label something, we decided to make it clear what we see as craftivism (and therefore without naming names; what we dont see as craftivism).  One of our active London craftivists Sophie Freeman writes: Betsy Greer is know for coining the term ‘Craftivism’ and defines it as: “A way at looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper and your quest for justice more infinite.” In a July 2010 interview with Betsy for our zine wrote "I'm glad that Sarah [Craftivist Collective Founder and Coodinator] has really understood what I was tryiing to get at all those years ago. The heart of the idea is so important to me that it makes my day when someone else sees the same power in it that I do" The quickest explanation of craftivism is "craft +activism = craftivism" but this can make it appear that the craft and activism are in equal parts, in reality, when the Craftivist Collective talks about craftivism, we're normally talking about activism through craft or crafty activism - but craftivism sounds way better .
Read More