Crafted With Pride: Queer Craft and Activism in Contemporary Britain
Explores queer craft and the material cultures of LGBTQ+ activism in Britain since the 1980s.
From handmade clothing and protest banners to radical self-published zines and manifestos, there is a long history of using craft and DIY processes to explore identities, bring communities together, and encourage social and political change. Yet, many of these histories remain undocumented and are insufficiently researched.
This collection sheds light on these important histories and includes a range of contributions from academics, artists, activists, curators, and heritage professionals. Case studies discussed include Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, the Museum of Transology, Lesbians and Gay Men Support the Miners (LGSM), the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt, Islington’s Pride, Queer Zine Library, Glasgow Women’s Library, Queer Journeys, and more.
Edited by Daniel Fountain
Paperback, 184 pages
Dimensions: 21 x 14.8cm