The Art of Craft and Activism

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"Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism; Craftivism the book is full of inspiration for crafters who want to create works that add to the greater good. In these essays, interviews, and images, craftivists from four continents reveal how they are changing the world with their art. Through examples that range from community embroidery projects, stitching in prisons, revolutionary ceramics, AIDS activism, yarn bombing, and crafts that facilitate personal growth, Craftivism provides imaginative examples of how crafters can be creative and altruistic at the same time. Artists profiled in the book are from the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Asia, and their crafts include knitting, crocheting, sewing, textiles, pottery, and ceramics. There's the Brooklyn writer who creates large-scale site-specific knitted installations; the British woman who runs sewing and quilting workshops for community building and therapy; the Indonesian book maker and organizer of a DIY craft center; and the Oxford, UK, cultural theorist and designer dressmaker. A wonderful sense of optimism and possibility pervades the book: the inspiring notion that being crafty can really make the world a better place."--Publisher's website.
Publisher: Vancouver. BC : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9781551525341
Branch Call Number: 745.5 C8854 2014
Characteristics: 219 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Greer, Betsy - Editor
Alternative Title: Art of craft and activism


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Jan 05, 2016

Very short articles by various authors on craftivism, and as a book with many writers I am sure everyone will find articles they relate to. I do not find this book academic at all, it touches on many public concerns that may inspire others to use their hands to create in a social way.

stewaroby Sep 24, 2014

A great introduction to the world-wide movement of Craftivism. Lots of lovely pictures and just the right amount of words. Inspirational.


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