Craft Circle Fights The Power, Martha Stewart Style
Armed with yarn and scraps of dainty floral print fabric, members of Melbourne's Revolutionary Craft Circle set out to protest the rampant real estate speculation going on in their town. The craft protesters created politically charged, but soft looking graffiti that stood out against the stark industrial chain link fences surrounding the property in question. This decorative dissent is an interesting, low-key way of getting a message across.
Concerned that there are increasing numbers of young people with nowhere to live while there is a ton of land lying around unused while the owners reap huge rewards as the property market delivers the rewards that are always guaranteed when a resource is scarce. And we were asking ourselves when the politicians are gonna realise that something needs to change when land values always go up at a higher rate than wage increases? There is a big connection between land speculation and the 27000 people who sleep it rough every night in Australia.