Sarah Corbett from Craftivist Collective will be joining us on the panel for our ‘Craft and Wellness’ talk this August. We thought we’d give her a little introduction before the night, but if you want to meet her yourself book your tickets now!
Sarah Corbett is an award-winning campaigner. She grew up in a low-income area of the UK into an activist family and has worked as a professional campaigner for a decade most recently with Oxfam GB. She set up the global and award-winning Craftivist Collective in 2009 providing products and services to do craftivism using her ‘gentle protest’ approach. She works with arts institutions, the charity sector, academic as well as unexpected collaborations such as with organisations Tatty Devine & Secret Cinema and regularly gives talks around the world. Her book “A Little Book of Craftivism’” was released October 2013 and is on it’s second print run. Her book “How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest” is out October 2017.
Activism often conjures up quick transactional signing of petitions, clicktivism, loud and aggressive ways to demand justice. The award-winning Craftivist Collective mission is simple: We believe craft can be a tool for gentle activism. By using the quiet, reflective time it gives us to explore injustice issues and how they affect the world around us, we can create something beautiful, considered, positive and potentially world-changing that creates critical thinking, conversation, connection and change in many different ways.
‘Craft and Wellness’
Wednesday 30th August 2017, 6.30pm at Allpress Roastery, Dalston Lane
Tickets available here