Article 18

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Gugui Cebey

About my work

I’m an atheist. But I do believe in your freedom of practising any religion you choose. And my right to not practise any religion. In the Article, nothing is said about we who do not have a religion. I suppose it is implied. But I need it being said in a more specific way. So I added: ‘*Everyone has the right to not be discriminated, persecuted or harassed for their religion, thought and conscience or for choosing to not profess any.’ 

Religion has been an excuse for war for thousands of years. The inability to be respectful of others’ choices is what makes us fight each other as often as we do. Our way is always better. So it must be imposed. And tolerance is non-existent.

My block was made with recycled textiles. All my craftivism projects revolve around critical thinking and making the most of materials, avoiding sending them to the trash as much as I can.

- Gugui Cebey

Gugui Cebey

About me

I’m a textile artist and designer. I work with, and only with, recycled and repurposed textiles. Through them I invite people to talk about issues pertinent to the fashion and textile industry, such as overconsumption, contamination, and violations of human and labour rights. I tend to use craft tools, not only because I feel more comfortable working by hand, but also to show my appreciation to them, and also to show that things made by hand have beautiful value in contrast with the ones made by impersonal machines that surround us. I consider myself a craftivist and I love cats :) 

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