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dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Tal
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-12T03:24:21Z
dc.date.available2018-12-12T03:24:21Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/219289
dc.description© 2018 Dr. Tal Fitzpatrick
dc.description.abstractAs it is currently understood ‘craftivism’ is a term that can be used to describe any activity that incorporates the techniques of craft with the goals of activism. In this thesis, I consider the limitations of this conception and ask whether a more nuanced account of the value of craftivism could be developed by broadening this understanding to include seeing craftivism as a mode of do-it-yourself (DIY) citizenship. Through this repositioning I consider how craftivists can actively perform, test, rehearse and engage in the practice of democracy as part of their everyday lives. I also investigate the different ways that craftivist actions, regardless of their scale or political intent, contribute towards positive social, cultural and political change. I do this by considering how craftivism works to enhance people’s sense of political agency, foster social connection and reveal dissensus. The key question driving this research is: How does approaching craftivism as a mode of DIY citizenship empower artists and makers to actively engage in the practice of democracy and to materialise social, cultural and political change? To tackle this, I explore what approaching craftivism as a mode of DIY citizenship looks like in practice through seven socially engaged craftivism projects delivered over the course of four years. These include a variety of participatory and collaborative craftivism projects, as well as projects delivered in partnership with community groups and non-profit organisations. These projects vary in scale and political intent, and include interventions in public, private, institutional and online spaces. The material artworks and two self-published books created as part of this research project were exhibited at an exhibition titled ‘Craftivism HQ,’ which was held at Kings Artist-Run in Melbourne (7-10 March 2018).en_US
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dc.subjectcraftivismen_US
dc.subjectfeminist arten_US
dc.subjectfeminist activist arten_US
dc.subjectcraft activismen_US
dc.subjectactivist arten_US
dc.subjectDIY citizenshipen_US
dc.subjectcitizenshipen_US
dc.subjectsocially engaged arten_US
dc.subjectparticipatory arten_US
dc.subjectart and democracyen_US
dc.subjectUDHR Quilt Projecten_US
dc.subjectPM Please Quilten_US
dc.subjectPMplzen_US
dc.subjectIWDA Fifty-Fifty Projecten_US
dc.titleCraftivism as DIY citizenship: the practice of making changeen_US
dc.typePhD thesisen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentCentre for Cultural Partnerships
melbourne.affiliation.facultyFine Arts and Music
melbourne.thesis.supervisornameJust, Kate
melbourne.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Tal
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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