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School’s Out! #35 with Betsy Greer

Friday 29 September 2023, 18:00 – 22:00
Entrance: 5 Euro. Get your tickets here


In a world dominated by globalisation, automation and consumption, there is real need for authenticity. Making something yourself, alone or as part of a community of makers even feels like an act of resistance. Knitting, crocheting, pottery or needlepoint becomes a willful retreat from the destructive and alienating forces of capitalist economy. Activism becomes craftivism. Betsy Green is a maker, a speaker, a teacher and an activist who is the most eloquent representative of this movement and she will take us on her journey from the world to knitting needle and back again.

Next to his talk, you can expect drinks, bites and a short movie handpicked by AFFR curator Jord den Hollander. Doors open at 18:00, lecture starts at 19:00. Tickets available for 5 euro. Get them here.


18:00 – 19:00 Doors open, drinks, bites and tunes
19:00 – 20:00 Talk by Betsy Greer + Q&A
20:00 – 20:30 Short film, selected by Jord den Hollander
20:30 – 22:00 Drinks, bites and tunes

About Betsy Greer
Since 2003, Betsy Greer has been writing and speaking about how craft, connection and personal agency are intertwined, specifically when related to activism, healing and finding meaning. Because she believes that what you make with your hands makes you, which transforms making into both a fulcrum and a crucible with which to create change on a variety of scales. With a background in DIY punk culture and sociology, she loves and is forever curious by how something so seemingly simple as creating from a place of connection can better connect people with themselves and the world around them.