We are delighted that the Craftivist Collective will be hosting a very special #ChangemakersRetreat space for all attendees of We Make Tomorrow, throughout the day in the Lowther Room
If we want our world to be more beautiful, kind and fair then shouldn’t our activism be more beautiful, kind and fair?
The #ChangemakersRetreat will be an oasis of calm designed to help you mull over all of the insightful information your mind has gathered and stored at this event so far. We’ll help you imagine ways you can turn your learnings into positive changemaking actions when you leave this peaceful bubble.
Activism often conjures up quick transactional signing of petitions, clicktivism, loud and aggressive ways to demand justice. Award-winning activist Sarah Corbett set up the global Craftivist Collective in 2009 after demand from individuals, groups and organisations around the world wanted to take part in her unique methodology to craftivism (craft+activism) called ‘Gentle Protest’. They have helped change laws, policies, hearts and minds around the world through their slower, quieter and more intimate form of activism rooted in neuroscience and positive psychology that uses the process of craft to help the changemaker engage deeply and thoughtfully in social change issues. And uses the handmade objects as either encouraging gifts for decision-makers or small pieces of provocative street art. They provide products and services at www.craftivist-collective.com
Sarah Corbett is an award-winning activist, author and founder of the global Craftivist Collective. She grew up in a low-income area of the UK into an activist family and has worked as a professional campaigner for over a decade, most recently with Oxfam GB. She started doing craftivism (craft + activism) in 2008 to add a different tool of activism into the toolkit – a form of slower, quiet and intimate effective activism she calls ‘Gentle Protest’. Due to demand, Sarah set up the Craftivist Collective in 2009, providing products and services for individuals, groups and organisations to deliver effective craftivism using her unique methodology. Sarah’s work has helped change government laws, business policies as well as hearts and minds. She works across the arts sector, charity sector and academia, as well as with unusual allies to reach people nervous of activism in an attractive and empowering way.
Header Image: Copyright Craftivist Collective, 2019