World Studies 9 visited the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) to study the exhibit Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism.
The visit supports their study of Outcasts United, the current refugee crisis, and their upcoming Quilt Project. Students will use their understanding of human rights violations to become “craftivists” by designing and constructing their own quilt that evokes discussion and thought, much like the artists whose work is displayed at MODA. This is another terrific example of the interdisciplinary work at AGS this fall, with students finding the intersection between literature, history, and the art and science of crafting.
From MODA: 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.