Betsy Greer: Craftivism

Betsy Greer is a crafter and activist who studied MA Sociology at Goldsmiths and focused on DIY craft and knitting in her dissertation. She articulated the term ‘craftivism’ defined as; “a form of activism, typically incorporating elements of anti-capitalism, environmentalism or third-wave feminism, that is centred on practices of craft – or what can traditionally be referred to as ‘domestic arts’.” Her book ‘craftivism’ highlights specific protests and situations where raft has been involved, and their aims in doing so.

craftivism book 1

This double spread in particular talks about Fine Cell Work, a charity based in London who teach prisoners skills such as sewing, embroidery and knitting. I have contacted Fine Cell work via email with hope to do a placement with them for our PPD unit.

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