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Sarah Corbett ‘Gentle Protest’ exhibition Stockholm 13th Aug-19th Sept 2015 Stockholm
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Image by craftivist collective
“If we want our world to be more beautiful, kind & just, then our activism should be beautiful, kind & just”

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.

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.

During the exhibition, Sarah Corbett will facilitate a Wellmaking Clinic where the visitors can book a 30 mins appointment receive a unique letterpress printed prescription slip at the end of your session with recommendations to help you on your journey as a good global citizen.
For more information or to book your free appointment email [email protected]

Workshops during the exhibition:
Stitchable Change-makers
6pm-8pm Wednesday 19th August. Book tickets here.

Complete a letterpress printed stitchable dot-to-dot card and, as you reveal the face of your chosen change-maker, reflect on the values threaded through them and their lives, and challenge yourself to think about how you can connect the values threaded through you to your daily actions and decisions.

Craftivist Footprint
6pm-8pm Wednesday 26th August. Book tickets here.

Stitch a canvas footprint to help you find the wisdom that inspires you to walk through life as a good global citizen. Keep your footprint as a physical reminder to keep changing our world one stitch at a time…

‘Don’t Blow It’ hanky
6pm-8pm Wednesday 2nd Sept. Book tickets here.

Stitch a message on a handkerchief as a gift. Place your message under the nose of someone who could seriously influence positive change & help them to do so with your hanky as a gentle nudge.

Mini Protest Banner
6pm-8pm Wednesday 9th Sept. Book tickets here.

Fly solidarity’s flag for those suffering as a result of the world’s injustices. Craft your own banner, turn heads & influence change.

The exhibition is open Wednsday 6pm-8pm, Thurs-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat 11am-5pm.

5 AUGUSTI 2015 UTSTÄLLNINGAR, HV GALLERI

Earth Day 2018 – Tam High – April 22 – Fabrice Florin Photo – 45
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Image by fabola
We celebrated Earth Day with a wonderful afternoon of art, music and talks about protecting our environment. Hundreds of activists, artists, environmentalists and youth gathered to pay tribute to Mother Earth at Tamalpais High School’s Student Center in Mill Valley on April 22, 2018. Photo by Fabrice Florin.

We started the day with the first public showing of our Art Float for Social Change — a unique parade float created to inspire more people to participate in democracy. A large globe spun over a circle of hands and a carousel of art, pulled by a colorful dragon. Singers and speakers of all ages stood on the decorated stage to share their ideas for a better world. Many more painted original posters about the earth, which were featured on the float carousel.

Dozens of environmental partners showed participants how we can all take action to reverse global warming — organizations like the Sierra Club, Resilient Neighborhoods and 350 Marin, to name but a few. Our guest speakers were Mark Squire from Good Earth, Crystal Chissel from Project Drawdown, Marin Supervisor Damon Connolly and young local activists: they gave informative talks on a wide range of solutions to curb climate change. Participants also learned to plant a veggie garden, ride an electric bike, while others registered to vote.

We ended the day with music performances by the charming Twinkling Stars of Singers Marin, young singer Emma Spike, and sing-alongs led by Reed Fromer with the Freedom Singers and Redwoods Seniors for Peace.

Earth Day 2008 brought together diverse groups of people who might not have connected otherwise: activists, artists, environmentalists, makers, children, teenagers, teachers and parents. We are particularly grateful to all the young people who participated in our celebration.

This community gathering was produced by Democracy Cafe, Eco Warriors of MVCAN and Tam Makers, with the gracious support of Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley Community Action Network, Good Earth, Driver’s Market, Sloat Garden Supply and all our partners.

Thanks to event organizers Fabrice Florin, Jennifer Tomkins, Carol Korenbrot, Geo Monley, Grace Severtson — and all the wonderful volunteers who helped produce this inspiring event. We think making art, playing music and talking with people of all ages and backgrounds can build mutual understanding and engage us to take meaningful political action together.

Join your neighbors to make political art and music, join good causes — and keep democracy alive!

View more photos from Earth Day: www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/sets/72157666187468057

Learn more about Earth Day: fabriceflorin.com/earth-day

#activism #art #earthday #environment #marin #millvalley #music #tamhigh #politics

NYC Media Lab 2014 Annual Summit
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Image by NYC Media Lab
NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit presented a snapshot of the best thinking, projects, and talent in digital media across the City’s universities. Hosted September 19, 2014, the event was organized in collaboration with the School of Media Studies at the New School.

This was an opportunity for media executives, technologists, and decision makers to see university prototypes and demonstrations that explored interesting technologies and applications related to digital media and communications, encompassing data, video, mobile, interfaces, and interactive design.

Learn more at www.nycmedialab.org/annual-summit.

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