Call for Papers – Textile & Place

Exploring memory, social and political issues through textiles

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UDHR Quilt Project

Some time ago I participated in a craftivist project called UDHR Quilt that aims to promote human rights. The #UDHRquilt Project is a collaborative craftivism initiative documenting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). It uses craft as a tool and a strategy to celebrate the UHDR and raise awareness to the ways it is…

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Is Craftivism bringing social change? Julia Feliz says no

Julia Feliz made a very interesting point about the limitations Craftivism has a way to bring social change, the real one. She also pointed out another issue I´ve never think about, craftivism comes mostly from white women, for she, the opressors side. I understand many of the points she shared. We need to rethink and…

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Craft + Activismo

From Spain, Laura Cadenas, IT Fashion makes a review of craftivism concept and some of the most relevant initiatives launched by Betsy Greer (Founder of Craftivism concept) and the Craftivist Collective. Last but not least, launchs a reflection on how craftivism can promote a more sustainable fashion through mini-statements and much more. “Tu hacer es…

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Provocative Fiber Art Made by Women

An article written by LESLIE CAMHI published on MARCH 14, 2018 at the https://www.nytimes.com/ and shared at Craftivism Lab. This article makes a review of relevant artists using textiles to speak out. From Albers to the Pussy Hat initiative, you will find several references to wonderful experiences and stories handmade by women. Some of the…

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How needlework has become part of the feminist movement by Mouncej1

Originally posted on Needle in a Fabric Stack:
In 1718, women in Pennsylvania were only able to own and manage property if their husbands were incapacitated. This remained true until 1839, when Mississippi was the first state to allow women to own property in their name. In 1878, women were allowed to attend university and…

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craftivism at uniplanet

In the framework of the session of Craftivism at Dialogue Café! organised at Dialogue Café, Uniplanet made me short questions to explain the concept and how the session would take place. Read the interview to know more details.

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