Gentle protest is a movement of radically non-violent and creative civil engagement.
Hand-crafting political messages is a way to slowly and carefully build a healthy democracy. At the Joy and Mischief project we use materials we already have to make beautiful crafts. We help social and environmental justice campaigns more accessible, inclusive, vibrant and creative.
Why is gentle protest important?
Democracy is maintained because everyday people choose to make their voices heard in public. Whether that’s calling businesses and Members of Parliament (MPs) to demand they care about communities and the environment, or showing up in the streets to disrupt and draw attention to a cause – progress is won because people take up space…
Join a wave of people crafting change
The Joy and Mischief project didn’t invent craftivism, not by a long shot. Here’s a non-official and pretty short list of craftivist case studies. Reach out if you have some to add! The Craftivist Collective The Knitting Nannas Badass Cross Stitch https://www.badasscrossstitch.com/ Craft industry alliance https://craftindustryalliance.org/craftivism-crafts-activism-meet/ The Centre for Artistic Activism The Social Justice Sewing…