An informative and inspiring exploration of craftivism--the intersection of art and activism--throughout American history, with particular focus on the present day.
You don't have to be old enough to vote to bring about political change.
In Crafting Change, craftivist and producer for The Colbert Show Jessica Vitkus explores the impact of craftivism with examples from history up through the present day. She has conducted interviews with current craftivists icons, like the creator of the pussy hat project; experts in past craftivism, like the president and CEO of The Memorial Quilt / NAMES Project Foundation; and up-and-coming craftivists, like the woman who created Knitting While Black.
The result is an engaging narrative brimming with full-color photos of both the crafts and their creators. This is the perfect book for teens who want to find creative ways to get involved in changing the world for the better. It also includes ideas for simple projects sure to appeal to budding craftivists.
About the Author
Jessica Vitkus is a writer and television producer living in New York City. She has written craft stories and developed craft projects for Martha Stewart magazines and television, and has worked as a writer/producer for MTV News, Pop-Up Video, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Currently, she is a producer on Late Night with Stephen Colbert.