UBC Bookstore, Be a Knit Activist

International Women’s Day Talk

Events

Knitting and activism go hand-in-hand.

On International Women’s Day, I will be speaking on the topic of feminism, art and activism.

Be Bold for Change
March 8, 2017, 5 pm
UBC Bookstore, The University of British Columbia
Book signing to follow

Prior to my talk, the bookstore will host knitting lessons. I encourage knitters (or knitters in the making) to craft while I talk.

Find out more about the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/139446109907260

If you are in the area drop by, knit some stitches, and say hello!

 

 

All this with a little bit of yarn…

Cities, Creativity, Graffiti, Yarn Bombing

Yarn street works by Femoesa, who is based in The Hague. Who says that you can’t create great street art with just a little bit of yarn?

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Femoesa

Pretty clever, isn’t it? This takes fence-wrapping to a whole new level.

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All photos are courtesy of the artist and used with permission. To see more of Femoesa’s work see http://femoesa.com.

 

 

Spidertag at 5 Pointz Long Island

Cities, Creativity, Street Art, Yarn Bombing

Not another nail in the wall (of fame) / New York 2013 – Spidertag

“If I like it, it feels like magic. I jump for joy. And if I don’t like it, I forget about it.”

Every couple of months, I’m dazzled by a new video by Madrid-based artist/sculptor Spidertag. If I’m not enthralled by him jazzing up old cabins in the European countryside, he’s causing geometric distractions on the mean streets of NYC.

Watch Spidertag in action at 5 Pointz here: http://pdl.vimeocdn.com/16043/042/177888705.mp4?token=1375857752_1e465bca64619ef16bee0865836e38aa

Read an interview with Spidertag on his work with the mammoth graffiti site StreetArtNYC: http://streetartnyc.org/blog/2013/07/18/speaking-with-spidertag/

“These days nails have a hold on me”