Sarah Corbett - How to be a craftivist
How to be a craftivist – the art of gentle protest.
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
30th March: 2.00pm – 4.00pm (doors 1.30pm)
Sarah Corbett is an award-winning activist, founder of the global Craftivist Collective and author of ‘How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest’. She is a weekly online agony aunt columnist for Lush.com called ‘The Activist Whisperer’ and a consultant on her unique ‘gentle protest’ methodology.
Sarah has helped change government laws, business policies as well as hearts and minds through her kind and creative form of campaigning. She grew up in a low-income area of Liverpool into an activist family squatting to save social houses at the age of 3 (they won) as well as campaigning on global issues, winning lockers for her school aged 17 when her Head Teacher said it would be impossible and has worked as a professional activism manager for over a decade for Oxfam GB, Christian Aid and the UK Department for International Development.
Creating DIY kits, products and tools for individuals and groups around the world, Sarah has also worked with charities such as Save the Children and Mind the mental health organisation, arts institutions such as Tate and V&A amongst others, and focuses on reaching new audiences with unusual allies such as Secret Cinema and Tatty Devine. She teaches ‘gentle protest’ and craftivism in universities around the world from Parsons New School NYC to Helsinki University and her talk ‘Activism Needs Introverts’ was chosen as a TED Talk Of The Day and has has been viewed over a million times.