Taking action with Craftivism

I’d like to share with you a craftivist project my sister Luisa recently completed. Luisa is new to craftivism. She was formally introduced to it at my first craftivism related workshop, “Stitching with Purpose,” that I delivered at Vancouver’s Mini Maker Faire in June. She had no idea what she wanted to stitch—to help with this I had brought several magazines to help participants “jog their memories”. Continue reading

Craftivism: the art of craft and activism (book thoughts)

Have you ever wondered how other people globally are practicing craftivism (craft+activism)? Although you can find many examples online, you often don’t get the background behind a project or sometimes projects come to an end and the documentation is taken off-line. This is why books are so indispensable and why I really appreciate Betsy Greer’s latest book Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism. Continue reading

Employed but poor

Installing 2nd panel
Installing 2nd panel

Finally, on a Sunday morning I installed the 2nd panel of my craftivist project – Employed but poor. I had finished this panel at least a month before but I was feeling lethargic when it came to installing it. I think this had something to do with the fact that you are so exposed at the installation site. Continue reading