Author(s)/Editor(s): Charlotte Dew
Publisher: Four Corner Books
Dimensions: 220 × 160 mm
In the late summer of 1981, a group of women walked from Cardiff for over a hundred miles carrying a hand-made banner proclaiming their protest against nuclear missiles. This march to the military base at Greenham Common led to the establishment of camps that, for nearly two decades, drew women from all over the world to make their voices heard in the name of peace.
Drawing on a wealth of archival material from across England and Wales, Women for Peace is a richly illustrated book about the brilliant banners made for the Greenham Common protests. It is a celebration of the collective power of women, women’s art and the history of peace campaigning.
Charlotte Dew is a curator, researcher and writer, specialising in 20th century and contemporary craft. She is currently Public Programme Manager at The Goldsmiths’ Centre in London. Formerly she has held curatorial roles at the Crafts Council, The National Archives, The Mercers’ Company and The Women’s Library.