Posts Tagged ‘activism’
Author and craftivist Betsy Greer talks about her new publication: Craftivism. Get inspired!
Written by Amelia Gregory
Betsy Greer was first to dream up the Craftivism moniker to describe the art of craft created for change and now she has come up with a bumper book detailing the many ways that people across the world have adopted this ideology. A must read for anyone interested in craft, activism and of course those who practice a combination of the two. I caught up with Betsy to find out how she got to here...
Carrie Reichardt: Public Community Mosaic on the front of the Treatment Rooms, London, 2012. Photo: Mark Baser
When and where did you first start practicing craftivism and how did it evolve at the start into something so much bigger?
In 2002, I started thinking about the connections between craft and activism and wrote about them privately on various craft forums online and on Livejournal. Thanks largely to the support I got from others, I began writing publicly about it in 2003. As I had been talking about it to… read more