Check out the video above to see more of her work with the Treatment Rooms Collective (and yes, that’s me with the glasses in the red shirt!). I hope it spurs you on to donate to a worthy and amazing project.
Speaking of craftivism, dozens of international craftivists and I are creating a craftivism manifesto!
Here’s part of the email I sent to those involved today:
Let’s create a manifesto! I’ve had a look at loads of different manifestos and I think the Holstee manifesto is a good guide for what would be great to create.
Other good examples:
In an ideal world, we’d all come up with bits of this manifesto (either via text ideas or edit ideas or just a hearty “heck yeah!”), so that it represents many different personal interpretations of craftivism.
And then someone would make it look pretty and then we would all get a copy and then sell it to interested others to cover costs if there is outside interest. (If you can either make it look pretty or print it up, talk to me.)
If so, get in touch so I can send you the Word document as a starting point. Your job is to look at it, think about it, and add your thoughts and edits… sending it back to me by August 1st.
Then, I’ll look at all the different documents and make sure that at the least, one of your changes makes it to the main manifesto*, so that we all have ownership of it. The end result? Together we will have created a document that helps people understand what craftivism is at its heart, with maybe some ideas on how to join in, too.
*However, I am reserving the right to not include suggestions that are not related to craftivism. So keep it craftivism related, m’kay?