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As both practice and discourse, craftivism implies questions of mobility: nomadic knitting while on public transportation; use of mobile technologies to organize yarn-bombing brigades; the installation of needlework in public, urban spaces. It follows what Sheller and Urry (2006) have described as “the new mobilities paradigm,” suggesting that increasing physical travel, the simultaneous growth of the internet and mobile telephony, and the international flow of consumer goods are putting issues of ‘mobility’ at centre stage. With these developments and a conception of mobility as having important implications for modern life, social relations, activism, and connections to space and place, this study examines the relationship of craftivism and mobility, asking how might the practice, politics, and culture of craftivism intersect with questions of mobility (and immobility)? Through an analysis of craftivism’s feminist roots and a series of illustrative examples, this study elaborates mobility as a conceptual frame, knitting and purling it with the craftivist movement and questions of urban space, networks, assemblages, and mobile media and technologies.
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It all started with an idea. A simple idea. Just a tiny seed. In their clever country called Wales, Clare and David Hieatt set out to bring the DO-ers of the world together - the movers and shakers, the disrupters and the change-makers - and ask them to tell their stories. Under star lit skies, in a bind with nature, they would inspire others to go out into the world and DO, too. The intent was that pure, the motivation honest.
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A documentary about the exile of Futaba’s residents, the region housing the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Since the 1960s, Futaba had been promised prosperity with tax breaks and major subsidies to compensate for the presence of the power plant. The town’s people have now lost their homeland. Through their agonies and frustrations, the film questions the real cost of capitalism and nuclear energy.
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“Brunch with” is a lifestyle platform that features tastemakers’ brunch experiences from around the world.
“Brunch with” is an encounter, a serendipity, starting with food.
“Brunch with” is a shared and unique experience.
“Brunch with” is a showcase of lifestyle of different people and local foodie culture.
“Brunch with” is a moving laboratory of food and ideas.
“Brunch with” is to fulfill an intrinsic need of human beings - to gather around food.
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