Future of craft as a form of protest

We had the amazing Sarah Corbett of Craftivist Collective over to Parsons some time ago, and we have the pleasure of seeing her here again for a discussion on craft and protest. (Fashion Praxis lab in collaboration with the DEED lab at Parsons)

“Craftivism: The Future of Craft as a Form of Protest”

March 26, 2020
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
The New School’s Lang Cafe
Ground Floor, 65 W. 11th St.
and live on Instagram @DEEDLab

Join an evening exploring ‘craftivism’ (craft + activism) – how craft has been used in the past and present for protest, the strengths and weaknesses of craft as a tool for protest and the potential craft has of improving our fragile world in the future. This will be a three-way conversation between Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, the new Dean of the School of Design Strategies, on artisan crafts as a tool for change-making; Sarah Corbett, Founder of the global Craftivist Collective, sharing how her unique ‘Gentle Protest’ methodology has helped to change hearts, minds, policies, and laws; and Otto von Busch, Associate Professor of Integrated Design, on the power of making for social change. There will be plenty of time for questions, comments and discussion from attendees.