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Craftivism: #astitchintime for the #livingwage pt.2

Around this time last year Craftivist Collective along with Share Action started a positive campaign asking Marks and Spencer (M&S) to pay their staff the living wage. 390 more words


Secret Stash: Textiles, Hoarding, Collecting, Accumulation and Craft

In this essay, I look first at the history of hoarding and bring this discourse up to date to examine the recent pathologization of hoarding as a mental disease through its 2013 acceptance into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). 293 more words

Articles And Essays

Four Houses, Never at Home: Tents, Capitalism and the Fabric of Living

It seems, these days, that tents are everywhere. In the wake of natural disasters, in the face of manufactured crises, after conflict, and on the edge of borders, can be found fragile, ephemeral fabric dwellings. 146 more words

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Quilts for the 21st Century: Activism in the Expanded Field of Quilting

“Quilts for the Twenty-First Century: Activism in the Expanded Field of Quilting” In Handbook of Textiles, eds. Janis Jefferies, Hazel Clark and Diana Wood Conroy. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2014, pp. 121 more words

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#chesterculture - Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service welcomed Survivors Knitwork on Saturday 23rd April for a day of Craftivision (craft and activism)

CSASS and Survivor’s Knitwork got together on Saturday 25th May 2016 in at Alexander’s to knit squares for an enormous purple scarf as part of a national campaign to support people who have survived or are surviving sexual violence. 245 more words

Chester Culture

Pretty but not witty...

The Bureau is finally open again. It has been rather quiet here lately. We have many good reasons for this decline in postings, but we will not bother you with them. 113 more words


Event: Re-imagine Education Conference - 22nd April

Sheffield Students’ Union is proud to announce its second Re-imagine Education Conference, taking place on Friday 22 April.

Join us for an exciting programme of free talks, workshops and panel discussions offering students and staff the opportunity to explore what excellent learning looks like, and challenge traditional models and narratives. 159 more words