6.-29.9.2016 Gentle Protest Sarah Corbett

Craftivist Sarah Corbett hosts a Wellmaking Clinic and Workshops 7th-9th September. During her Gentle Protest exhibition. Book in advance. Welcome also to the "Craft Talk" at the Opening party 6.9.at 5-7pm!

Gentle Protest is the first solo exhibition by craftivist and artist Sarah Corbett. With the aim to show that protest does not always have to be aggressive, Corbett uses craft (embroidery) as a powerful tool to tackle her concerns and create slow, quiet, thoughtful and compassionate activism as a catalyst for long term positive change in our world. This exhibition explores how craft can be a powerful, change-making instrument to add to the toolbox of activism. 

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6.9.2016
Opening party 5pm-7pm

GraftTalk 18pm, interview of the artist Sarah Corbett, interviewer Minna Haveri 

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7.9.2016

11am-1pm Wellmaking Clinic 

4x20 minutes session, free of charge 
book a time: sarah(at)craftivist-collective.com 

2-3pm Wellmaking Clinic

2x20 minutes session, free of charge 
book a time: sarah(at)craftivist-collective.com 

5-7pm Craftivism Footprint workshop

Craftivist Collective

booking in advance, max 15 people
20 € person
Book here: http://craftivism-footprint-workshop.eventbrite.co.uk 

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8.9.2016

11am-1pm Wellmaking Clinic 

4x20 minutes session, free of charge 
book a time: sarah(at)craftivist-collective.com 

2-3pm Wellmaking Clinic

2x20 minutes session, free of charge 
book a time: sarah(at)craftivist-collective.com 

5pm-7pm Craftivism Mini Banner workshop

booking in advance, max 15 people
20 € person
Book here: http://craftivism-mini-banner.eventbrite.co.uk 

Clinics and workshops are a part of Helsinki Design Week. Hosted by The Finnish Crafts Organization. Part of 'Gentle Protest' exhibition by Sarah Corbett of Craftivist Collective. 

All materials are provided including fabric, thread, needles, cable ties, a label, instructions and a kit to put them in to take home if you don't finish the project. Plus additional Craftivist Collective products are available for purchase  after class (such as our Little Book of Craftivism and other craftivism kits). 

 

8.9.2016

8.20pm Helsinki Design Week PechaKucha Night; Sarah Corbett joining
Place will be informed later.

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Corbett founded the Craftivist Collective in London in 2009. It was born out of a growing desire to create craftivism projects that used craft as the tool and activism as the priority. Now a global community and social enterprise, the Craftivist Collective provides products & services for individuals & organisations to help them pursue effective craftivism. Corbett’s work is highly regarded by professional campaigners, academics & art institutions around the world.  

Born in Liverpool in 1983 Corbett has been an activist since the age of 3. Elected Head Girl at school she won lockers for pupils and she continued her campaigning at university on global issues. After graduation she had a career in campaigning for large global charities including Oxfam. In 2008 Corbett began to doubt the effectiveness of traditional and potentially hostile methods of activism. She saw how using craft as a tool could address many of her concerns and reach newer and wider audiences. Influencing activism inside and outside the charity sector she has worked as a craftivism consultant for large charities such as Unicef and Save the Children. A global speaker she has taught her craftivism approach and methodology at universities across the world and has worked in collaboration with V&A, Tate, Secret Cinema and Tatty Devine amongst others.

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