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The Craftivist Collective Guide to Craftivism

The Craftivist Collective Guide to Craftivism Sarah Corbett and Sarah Housley Our manifesto is "To expose the scandal of global poverty, and human rights injustices though the power of craft and public art. This will be done through provocative, non-violent creative actions." We are a group of people, based all over the world, who use craftivism (a term coined by Betsy Greer to describe the combination of craft and activism) to raise awareness of social injustices and human rights issues internationally.1 From a central Web site we organize projects and events that anyone is welcome to join in with. We encourage craftivists to send us photos and accounts of their projects for the Web site, so that we can show the world the global effect of our efforts. Our History We were set up in 2008 by Sarah Corbett, a seasoned activist and beginner crafter who started doing craftivism projects in 2007 under the name "A Lonely Utopian Studies, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2011 Copyright © 2011. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA Craftivist"--expanding the idea to a collective when people showed huge interest in her craftivist activities.2 Sarah writes: In 2007 I felt like a burned-out activist. After being part of many http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Utopian Studies Penn State University Press

The Craftivist Collective Guide to Craftivism

Utopian Studies , Volume 22 (2) – Sep 29, 2011

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Sarah Corbett and Sarah Housley Our manifesto is "To expose the scandal of global poverty, and human rights injustices though the power of craft and public art. This will be done through provocative, non-violent creative actions." We are a group of people, based all over the world, who use craftivism (a term coined by Betsy Greer to describe the combination of craft and activism) to raise awareness of social injustices and human rights issues internationally.1 From a central Web site we organize projects and events that anyone is welcome to join in with. We encourage craftivists to send us photos and accounts of their projects for the Web site, so that we can show the world the global effect of our efforts. Our History We were set up in 2008 by Sarah Corbett, a seasoned activist and beginner crafter who started doing craftivism projects in 2007 under the name "A Lonely Utopian Studies, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2011 Copyright © 2011. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA Craftivist"--expanding the idea to a collective when people showed huge interest in her craftivist activities.2 Sarah writes: In 2007 I felt like a burned-out activist. After being part of many

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Utopian StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Sep 29, 2011

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