Calling all Craftivists!
Lend your story to an upcoming global community craftivist project called Badass HERstory, where woman-identifying and gender non-binary participants from all over the world embroider their stories on 12inx12in squares of fabric. The squares stitched in this workshop will first be added to the HERstory exhibit activation at the Museum of Design Atlanta during its summer exhibition Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism. It will then become part of something even greater, to be announced by Shannon Downey and MODA on June 2.
We’ll have all the materials necessary to stitch your story, but feel free to bring your own fabric or embroidery floss if you have anything extra-special with which you want to stitch.
You can drop in at any time during the workshop, but please register and let us know that you're planning to attend!
Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism. Across the globe, artists and crafters armed with traditional materials like yarn, glue guns, quilt patterns, sewing needles, X-ACTO knives, and other tools are using their hands to protest social and political inequalities and injustices.
The time spent on these works shows the dedication to creating pieces that evoke emotion and promote discussion. By sharing ideas expressed through the work of their hands, these artists and crafters aim to make you think, explore and take note.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Jess Lewis, Public Programming Designer
Jessica joined MODA as a Public Programming Designer in June 2017 after working professionally as a user experience designer in Atlanta and completing degrees in Digital Media from GA Tech and Literature from UNCA. With on-the-ground experience running projects, conducting action research, designing experiences, and facilitating design thinking workshops with myriad stakeholders, she’s excited to bring a large participatory design toolset to MODA.