The Centre of Democracy is a joint venture between the History Trust of South Australia and the State Library of South Australia. We are home to big ideas, complex histories and difficult conversations. As an organisation we are committed to working with communities to reimagine pathways of engagement, and motivating people to become change makers.
The Centre of Democracy runs a gallery situated on the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia. Our opening hours and visitor experience has changed slightly to align with the State Governments COVID Safe Guidelines and ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. Click here to find out more and to plan your visit.
Our key hopes for STITCH & RESIST is that it will foster community wellbeing, motivate people to become changemakers, and facilitate the sharing of stories that celebrate our shared humanity.
This project aims to support individuals, community groups and organisations to explore how they can utilise craftivism for the purpose of community building and changemaking. This aligns with our broader mission to foster community wellbeing, motivate people to become changemakers, and facilitate the sharing of stories that celebrate our shared humanity.
Our key goals for the STITCH & RESIST project are to:
• Contribute to community well-being, self-care, and the development of new skills
• Provide safe spaces for discussion and exploration of important social, political and environmental issues
• Engage the wider public in alternative modes of active citizenship
• Provide opportunities for strengthening social connection in a time of enforced physical isolation
STITCH & RESIST will result in a range of outcomes, including:
• Encouraging people to engage in active citizenship while practicing physical-distancing and self-isolation
• Generating politically engaged, contemporary cultural artefacts that respond to this unique moment in history
• Facilitating the creation of an online network of change makers who can support and inspire one another in these challenging times
• Creating an extensive digital archive of craftivist work being created during this turbulent moment in history which will be preserved into the future by the Centre of Democracy
• Curating a public exhibition of craftivist works created as part of this project