In this very first episode of Making for Change, I talked to the wonderful Bridget Harvey, a maker, curator and activist based in London, UK. She describes the evolution of her practice, her current residency at the V&A museum, how she shares her skills and knowledge through community mending events and how she is driven to create for the greater good.
We talked about…
How mending is fundamentally an act of activism
Why we might choose to mend something (or not)
The value of sharing skills and creating communities through mending
Her privilege as an artist and responsibility to ask awkward questions
Links to some of the things we talked about:
The Craftsman, by Richard Sennett