RE-CRAFTIVISM: What is it and how am I using it?

​Two weeks ago I outlined how I will be continuing to investigate textiles and how they reify colonial capitalist ideologies through economic chains that bring about ecological and social trauma. Before I begin to write too deeply about the research, I thought I would take the opportunity to outline what Re-Craftivism is and where it originated from within contemporary Western culture. This week I will write about "slowing" as a method. We have heard about it when it comes to cooking and there is a slow art movement in which Arden Reed encourages us to slow down the process of looking at art, but what are the sensory implications as a producer or consumer of goods? Craftivism, a form of act

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