Doll Hacktivist Workshop at the SWW DTP Brilliant Bodies Fun Palace Event


Learn the art of doll make-unders and become a fashion doll hacktivist in a unique workshop that is being led by SWW DTP students as part of the Brilliant Bodies’ Fun Palace event.

Fashion dolls such as Barbie and Bratz are sometimes seen as an extreme embodiment of society’s narrow expectations of consumer culture, beauty and physical form.  Learn how to make under fashion dolls in this workshop that is being run by PhD students of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership in collaboration with Devon Rescue Dolls. Thoughtful craftivism will be combined with gentle discussion about issues such as gender, sexuality, disability, materials and remaking – all of which will be delivered age-appropriately for those taking part.

The workshop is free to attend (dolls will be supplied). The event will be run twice to allow more people to take part.  Those interested in attending the event are able to reserve a place at the Eventbrite website: Please remember to select the appropriate 11am OR 2pm ticket after you click ‘Register’. Open to anyone aged 9+ but children must be supervised. If you are booking for a young person please only book one ticket for them; you do not need a ticket to accompany them.

The Doll Hacktivist workshop is part of Brilliant Bodies, a Fun Palace being run by PhD students of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership.

Fun Palaces is a free, nationwide celebration of arts and science, @FunPalaces @EmbodimentDTP #BrilliantBodies


Saturday, 1 October 2016 at 11:00 – Add to Calendar


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