Whether you are dabbling in craftivism for the first time or are a seasoned craftivist, this craftivism manifesto/methodology handbook is designed to help you think deeply about your practice. Beginning with a manifesto that sets out the ethos of craftivism, this handbook goes on to define craftivism and provide a set of considerations, strategies and tools designed to help readers develop greater reflexivity and confidence in their practice.
This handbook was created as part of Tal Fitzpatrick’s practice-led PhD research into craftivism as a mode of DIY citizenship. It was first made publicly available in at Tal’s PhD exhibition ‘Craftivism HQ’ which was held between the 7-10 March 2018 at KINGS Artist Run gallery in Melbourne, Australia. This publication is the second edition of this craftivism manifesto/ methodology.
- We The Craftivists: A Manifesto
- If You’re Not Angry, You’re Not Paying Attention
- Defining Craftivism
- The History Of Craft/Activism
- Craft And Feminism
- Change Starts With One
- Craftivism As A Mode Of Diy Citizenship
- Political Intention
- Scale And Scalability
- Start By Listening
- Moving From Discussion To Action
- Value Add
- Take Your Time
- Get Queer, Get Intersectional
- Collaborate / Co-Create
- Material Matters
- The Power Of The Gift
- Social Media
- Craftivist As Facilitator
- Making Is Connecting
- Share Your Platform With Others
- Measuring Impact
Download the Manifesto from the author’s website.
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