Sarah Corbett, Redesigning Activism

Sarah Corbett has worked as a professional campaigner for the last 6 years for Christian Aid, DFID(Department for International Development) and most recently Oxfam. She started doing craftivism (activism through craft) in 2008 and due to demand set up the global Craftivist Collective in 2009. Sarah works in collaboration with large charities and art institutions such as Hayward Gallery, National Portrait, V&A as well as organisations such as cult-jewellers Tatty Devine and Secret Cinema. She also sells products, delivers workshops, talks and exhibits her own craftivism work. Sarah joins us at TEDxBedford to show us how, through the use of craft and design aesthetics, activism through craft can be at once small, beautiful and powerful. She will show us how the aesthetics of craft & design can serve to engage audiences in different ways to the ‘big and brash’ medium of traditional activism.

Her book “A Little Book of Craftivism” was released by Cicada Books and distributed around the world by Thames & Hudson October 2013.