Knitting for a Cozier Better World.

Yarn Bombing Interventions as Post-graffiti.

  • Isabel Carrasco
Keywords: yarn bombing, guerrilla crochet, post-graffiti, craftivism, activism, knit bombing, craft, street art

Abstract

This paper aims to be both an introduction as well as an analysis of the activity of yarn bombing in the broad scene of street art and post-graffiti since it shares characteristics with more than one of those labels. Furthermore, It explores the particularities of the medium though the lenses of craft practice, craftivism and gentle protest (Corbett 2008, Greer 2003). In addition, it provides study cases and practitioner’s opinions in order to illustrate theory. Finally, It concludes by discussing how this medium impacts, challenges and disrupts the perception and use of contemporary cities by making them more humanized and approachable thanks to the medium´s connection to the everydayness.

Published
2020-02-10