Friday 20 July
Drinks from 7pm, lecture starts 7.30pm
If we want a world that is beautiful, kind and fair, shouldn’t our activism be beautiful, kind and fair? Award-winning campaigner and founder of the global Craftivist Collective Sarah Corbett will talk about her new book ‘How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest’ – A manifesto for a more respectful and contemplative activism. Corbett shows how activism through craft can produce long-lasting positive change.
Sarah Corbett is an award-winning activist, founder of the organisation Craftivist Collective that provides products and tools to individuals and organisations around the world to do effective craftivism as well as teaches her ‘Gentle Protest’ approach to activism that does not always include craftivism. 34 years old she has been involved in campaigning since she was 3 (squatting with her parents and community to save local social housing in her community from demolition – they won!). She grew up in a low-income area of the UK in 1980s and has worked in social justice/ international development for over 10 years including for the UK Government Department for International Development (DFID) and most recently as a professional campaigner for Oxfam GB. She started doing craftivism (craft + activism) in 2008 as a reaction to traditional aggressive and quick forms of activism. Due to demand Sarah set up the global and award-winning Craftivist Collective in 2009. Corbett is one of the leading spokespeople in the craftivism movement contributing to many books, TV, radio and panel discussions. She regularly gives talks & lectures around the world including Bauhaus University, Do Lectures, Helsinki Design Week and has given four TEDx talks. Her TEDx Talk “Activism Needs Introverts’ was Ted Talk of the Day November 2017 and has reached nearly 1 million views. Corbett works with art institutions such as V&A & Tate to engage visitors in social justice issues using art as a catalyst as well as consulted for charities Save the Children, Unicef, Mind and Scouts Association amongst others on new ways of doing activism to engage new and hard to reach audiences as well as powerholders. Corbett has also collaborated with cult jewellers Tatty Devine, immersive events company Secret Cinema, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream amongst other organisations. Sarah sells craftivism DIY kits and tools globally, delivers workshops & exhibits her own craftivism globally. She is the author of ‘A Little Book of Crafivism (2013) and How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest’ (Oct 2017) and lives in East London.
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Price inc. entrance to the museum & a glass of wine
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