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Embassy of SwedenWashington, USA

Local time 6:13 PM

DISCUSSION & WORKSHOP: Craftivism – Creating a Better World One Stitch at a Time

27 Jan 2020

Guerrilla Craft Festival, The Textile Museum and Embassy of Sweden together with Betsy Greer, crafter, writer, speaker, and creator of the term “Craftivism” in 2003, will host an evening discussion about how crafts can make an impact between people and communities.

Craftivism is about creating broader conversations about uncomfortable social issues, raising awareness, and creating a better world one stitch at a time! This is done by sharing ideas with others in a way that is welcoming and not dividing, all while celebrating traditional skills in new ways.

Welcome Remarks
Linda Zachrison, Cultural Counselor, Embassy of Sweden

Interactive Panel Discussion

Betsy Greer
Frida Engström and Maria Yvell, Guerrilla Craft Festival, Sweden
Caroline Kipp, Curator of Contemporary Art, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
Raina Hassan, Artist, combines knitting and painting to weave sculptural stories

The discussion will be followed by a craft workshop and light refreshments. Please join us for an evening on how to change the world with your hands, making a pom-pom or two.

Registration and ID is required for admittance.
Last updated 24 Jan 2020, 11.00 AM