Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Revolution is Handmade

Craft Cartel are hosting Dr Joyce Stalker all the way from the University of Waikato, NZ to talk about fabric crafts and the struggle for social justice. Rayna Fahey from the Craft Cartel and the Melbourne Revolutionary Craft Circle will be talking about the role of historical and contemporary craft practice in radical political action with a focus on feminist and peace action protest movements. They we will be premiering the short film from the recent MRCC action night which saw a bunch of craftivists take public action against land speculation in Melbourne's west. This creative action has gained global attention and has played a large role in increasing awareness about the connections between vacant land and the housing affordability crisis.
You can RSVP here