One of the silver linings of the pandemic is getting the opportunity to visit classrooms in other places without the expense and climate impact of travel. I was thrilled to be asked to visit my AESS Board colleague and friend Karin Warren’s class at Randolph College. I shared my research and art with the class which focuses on Sustainability Principles and Practices. The students then worked to create their own craftivism pieces from film plastics. Check out their work below– what a thrill to see how they took the idea and ran with it! I love seeing how people can take the same idea and materials and come up with really different, fun, and innovative versions of the work.
Karin, I, and a handful of amazing artists, teachers, and researchers will be leading a discussion symposium at this year’s annual AESS conference in Baltimore MD on Craftivism in Practice.