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.
In Northwest Alaska sea levels are rising and permafrost is melting, and entire villages are falling into the sea. The isolated whaling community of Kivalina, home to around 400 people, is facing imminent relocation and the need for viable futures is urgent. For a host of reasons, previous relocation efforts in Kivalina are stalled, leaving the community looking for alternatives. ReLocate is a group of social artists from around the world working with a group of delegates from Kivalina to initiate a new, community-led and culturally specific relocation. Using social arts methods and online media, ReLocate is building artistic and web-based platforms that intend to make the social, political, and environmental issues related to relocation visible to global audiences; support community discussion and consensus building; locate, connect and educate new relocation partners; create spaces where people in Kivalina can share original media and ideas about local identities and ways of life; and develop an infrastructure for managing global support and pursuing relocation planning opportunities.
e-flux journal issue 62 with Luis Camnitzer, Paul Feigelfeld in conversation with Jussi Parikka, Philip Grant, Ewa Majewska, Ahmet Öğüt, Jon Rich, Simon Sheikh, and Paolo Virno www.e-flux.com/issues/62-february-2015 e-flux journal iPad edition is...
NuLawLab will offer a 60 minute presentation on recent project work and a 30 minute "insiders view" mini workshop on their newly launched collaborative mapping platform. Projects to be presented and workshops offered: 1) Overview of NuLawLab 2) Mobile Outreach Tool for Female Vets 3) Game for Supporting Self-Represented Parties 4) Domestic Workers project in Collaboration with Artist Marisa Jahn and REV Studio 5) NuLawMaps: A newly launched mapping platform with an emphasis on adding "media rich" stories to quantitate data. (mini workshop) These pioneering projects lay the foundation for our development of interdisciplinary collaborations generating viable new models for the delivery of legal services to all who need them. NuLawLab is a Legal Innovation Lab at Northeastern University’s School of Law.
Jeanne van Heeswijk (Bard College, Keith Haring Fellow in Art and Activism), is a visual artist who facilitates the creation of dynamic and diversified public spaces in order to “radicalize the local”. Van Heeswijk embeds...read more...
Re-Locate Group The re-locate group first came in 2011 to offer their assistance with the issues Kivalina had been facing for many years. Kivalina has been trying to relocate decades and erosion only accelerated the need. The group consisted of architects, engineers, biologists, etc. from many places of the world.
(I was invited to write a piece about the work of Wu Tsang to be included in the publication to accompany the Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art’s exhibition Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects: Legends and Mythologies, which opens March 21, 2015, at...
In the fall of 2012, Brooklyn-based artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh launched "Stop Telling Women to Smile," a project featuring posters with the faces of real women exposed to street harassment, oftentimes in the form of catcalling, paired with powerful quotes underneath. For Fazlalizadeh, the pieces served as a visual tool to directly address both harassers and women who experience harassment in their very own neighborhoods.
On my tour of Third Space, an art warehouse and performance venue on 946 Olive Drive, the echo of my footsteps and voice as I was introduced to members of this independent art collective – Sally Hensel, Evan Clayburg, Dylan Wright, Denise Dempsey ...
Shared__Studios is a multidisciplinary collective focused on carving wormholes throughout the world. The studio sets up public interventions from New York to Cairo enabling individuals to see, hear, and converse with people far away from, and often far different from, themselves.
Rick Lowe annouced as New Breeden Scholar - The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art hosted Auburn University’s 2015 Breeden Scholar recipient Rick Lowe as he gave his talk “Social Community Engaged Art: The Genuine and the Artificial ” on Thursd...
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