How to Be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest (Hardcover)

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How to Be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest (Hardcover)

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How to Be a Craftivist is a manifesto for quiet activism: using the process of "making" to engage thoughtfully in the issues we are about, to influence and effect change. Sarah Corbett shares her journey from burnt-out activist, tired of marching, confrontation and demonizing opposition, towards a more respectful activism: using craft to contemplate global issues and start conversations rather than arguments; to engage, empower, and encourage people to become part of change in the face of injustice. Interwoven with Sarah’s personal stories of causes fought are ideas and suggestions for every novice craftivist. From how to think about the medium itself to looking at color, fonts, size, and message, here is inspiration for every detail of your creation. This is a book to initiate debates rather than shouting matches, to enable collaboration in place of confrontation. If we want a world that is beautiful, kind, and fair, shouldn’t our activism be beautiful, kind, and fair?


Sarah Corbett is a professional campaigner. She set up the global Craftivist Collective in 2009 and is now one of the leading spokespeople in the craftivism movement. Sarah has worked with art institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum; charities such as Save the Children and Unicef; cult jewelers Tatty Devine; and many others. She has taught her approach to craftivism at universities including Parsons New School in New York City. Her first book was A Little Book of Craftivism.
Product Details ISBN: 9781783524075
ISBN-10: 1783524073
Publisher: Unbound
Publication Date: April 1st, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English
“deeply felt, finely wrought how-to book . . . Peaceful protestors will appreciate the thread of Corbett’s understanding encouragement.” —Publishers Weekly