This blog is dedicated to a variety of social art practices including: urban interventions, utopian proposals, guerrilla architecture, new genre, public art, social sculpture, project-based community practice, interactive media, service dispersals, service design, activism and street performance. The primary material of social practice is person-to-person exchange, interaction, or participation. These situations, organizations and events can involve various media including photography, video, drawing, text, sound, sculpture,, political art, design, eco-art and performance art.
Around the world, legal systems and legal professionals, as well as social entrepreneurs are challenged with delivering more justice, to more people but with fewer resources. Innovations in the ready-made garment industry are helping global supply chains with the growing pressure of providing stable and fair conditions to its workers. We need more innovators who are up to the task. Governments, corporations and NGOs also need to learn how to work with them to strengthen their effectiveness, impact and return on investment.
"Hidden in Plain Site: Creative Referendums to Human Trafficking" is community-based art project addressing human trafficking. It doesn't battle the slavers head on, but suggests on-the-ground actions for non-action heroes.
Tania Bruguera, who has had her passport confiscated after planning a free-speech performance in Revolution Square, is due to host a 100-hour reading of the book The Origins of Totalitarianism ahead o...
Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – May 17 Posted on May 17, 2015 by ktmlabs When the first earthquake struck on April 25th, the Kathmandu Living Labs team quickly joined together and worked long hours on mapping needs and relief efforts. After two weeks at this furious pace, the team felt that things were starting to return to normal. Our hours slowed, and we were somewhat burned out. We got back to our normal routine of playing futsal as a team. Then on May 12th, another large 7.4 earthquake hit us. Like many in Nepal, who had started thinking that life might go back to normal again, we were discouraged. We had worked so hard, but here we were again in the same position we started. Many of our team members had to spend time taking care of their family and their homes after the 2nd quake, and our spirits were low. On top of it, we were told that we could no longer continue situation room from the same space for safety reasons. An old building, it had been damaged in the first quake, and then continued to be more and more damaged with each aftershock. Now with everything else, where would we go?
M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2016 Application deadline: June 30, 2015 www.westkowloon.hk Share The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship programme aims to support an original research project...
With the detention in Havana of one of Cuba’s most visible artists: Tania Bruguera, several people in the art world are calling for a boycott of the forthcoming Bienal de la Habana as an act of protest...
This is the second part of a three part discussion series on new topics and trends in the public art field. Participants will hear from Jules Rochielle, Founder, Researcher, and Curator of the Social Practices Art Network (SPAN), a resource for individuals, organizations, community groups, and institutions that are interested in new genre art forms and practices. In 2014, SPAN launched an international research project focused on the needs of socially and community engaged artists.
Here is a list of readings that educators can use to broach conversations in the classroom about the horrendous events that unfolded in Charleston, South Carolina on the evening of June 17, 2015. These readings provide valuable information about the history of racial violence in this country and contextualize the history of race relations in South Carolina and the United States in general. They also offer insights on race, racial identities, global white supremacy and black resistance. All readings are arranged by date of publication. This list is not meant to be exhaustive; please check out #Charlestonsyllabusand the Goodreads List for additional reading suggestions.
Photo: Museo de Antioquia. MDE15: International Art Encounter of Medellín October 2015–February 2016 www.museodeantioquia.co Share The MDE* has been an important platform for exchange between Colombian and...
A public art project initiated by Studio REV- (lead artist: Marisa Morán Jahn) and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the CareForce proposes creative solutions for the domestic workers who care for our family’s children, parents, and homes.
Debating Through the Arts presents Hidden in Plain Site: Creative Referendums to Human Trafficking, a series of exhibitions and public programs inspired by the United Nations (UN), which address the phenomenon of human trafficking....
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