DIY at Occupy Wellington

Wellington Craftivism Collective are pleased to confirm that we will be holding a Patch Making Workshop for our 
Giant 'Occupy' Patchwork Blanket from 12-4pm!

Come down for all kinds of activities in Civic Square on Sunday 11th December. 

There will be workshops and talks about how the DIY ethos is transforming our world for the better. The real free trade market will be on as always: bring anything you'd like to give away or trade - clothes, plants, food, artwork, mixtapes, whatever. Bring a plate if you'd like to share in the potluck lunch. We'll have a kids zone set up so you can unleash them on us for the day while you enjoy the talks and workshops. And of course we'll round the day out with lots of sweet local music.

There is plenty of space for more workshops so get in touch if you'd like to contribute: for more details.

Confirmed Schedule (stay tuned for more to be added soon)
* 12-4pm: Craftivism Collective Patch Making Workshop
* 10.30am: Beat Roots drumming and percussion circle
* 11.30am: My Mihi with Seth and Liz

* from 1pm on: Bike repair with Allan - learn how to fix your bike!
* 1:30pm: Local Food Resilience with Fredd
* 2:00pm: Creative Carpentry with Darcy (bring ideas and make them real)
* 3:00pm: Maker Movement with RichB & RichF
* 4:30pm: Reusable Moon Pads with Nati
* 5:00pm: music

Workshop Details

Wellington Craftivism Collective 
Patch Making Workshop:
We are Creating a giant handmade patchwork blanket to show support and solidarity for the Occupy Movement.
We invite people from all over the world to submit patches to us by mail, these patches will then be lovingly crafted together to form our united blanket.We have plans for the blanket to then travel around the world to different Occupy locations where workshops will be held and people invited to add patches to the blanket. Once the blanket returns to Wellington it will be showcased in an exhibition.

My Mihi:
Mihimihi is a powerful and grounding Maori greeting practice.
The intention of our My Mihi workshop is to open up the structure, form and learning of mihimihi to make this practice of acknowledgement more accessible to people from different/ mixed/ confused cultural backgrounds.
Takes an inside-out approach with a focus on supporting participants to softly and playfully connect with their identities. We build strength and clarity in ourselves, so that we can express ourselves freely and powerfully.

Local Food Resilience:
A look at how cities are unprepared for peak oil and emergencies; learn some ways to re-green and re-food the city; brief intro to permaculture; info on setting up a garden, and making seed bombs. BYO seeds!

Maker movement:
Rich B started out as an engineer making DIY hobby electronics, which soon turned him into an artist, and now he seems to be some kind of activist. He shares lessons from his experience and his philosophy on DIY everything.

Rich F is a local ambassador for the international maker movement: a loose collection of crafters and hackers and hobbyists that are reclaiming the power of production away from factories. He is particularly keen to talk about the coming revolution of 3D printing at home.

Reusable Moon Pads:
Learn how to make your own reusable pads for menstruation.
They are a better solution because they have less environmental impact, they are healthier than disposable ones and they are a way forward to connect with your own natural cycle.
Also an open talking circle about history and social misconceptions on menstruation

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