Jo Turney (Winchester School of Art, Southampton University). 101 things to do with a banana, or, why in times of crisis, making and mending is always trending
This short paper considers the significance of everyday creativity — from dress practices, to craftwork and baking — during the Covid 19 global pandemic. It considers why ’making’ is so important during times of crisis, and follows the current narratives that support it, i.e. slowness, sustainability, creativity in daily life, and asks whether making here is merely circumstantial, nostalgic or just a passing trend? Can making really make a difference and is its ’revival’ different this time?