Speaker

Sarah Corbett

Craftavist

“Shit happens, even if we are good people, so we have to be as proactive as possible.”

Sarah was born in Liverpool in the 1980s. For 6 years she worked for Christian Aid, DFID and most recently Oxfam as a professional campaigner & mobiliser.

She started doing craftivism (craft + activism) in 2008 as a reaction to traditional forms of activism. And due to demand, set up the global Craftivist Collective in 2009.

This hobby has turned her into one of the leading spokespeople in the craftivism movement (The Times featured her as the leader of one of their 5 'New Tribes' of 2012) & was shortlisted for the 2013 Observer Ethical Award for Arts & Culture

Sarah works with art institutions such as V&A, Southbank & National Portrait Gallery, as well as charities such as Save the Children & Unicef, and has also collaborated with cult jewellers Tatty Devine & Secret Cinema amongst others.

As well as collaborations, she also sells products, delivers training workshops and talks, exhibits her craftivism work around the world, and her book “A Little Book of Craftivism’” was released in 2013 distributed by Thames & Hudson & DAP worldwide.

Talks

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Why Shouting Quietly Gets You Heard
Sarah CorbettSocial change
Sarah is a reluctant doer who learnt the art of campaigning in her own quiet but very effective way. She has used her love of craft and campaigning to create craftivists, which she now runs full time and is making change one stitch at a time. A life-...
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