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Social Art Practices
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.
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"If the justice system does not allow changes, we will then change that system" | Insights | HiiL

"If the justice system does not allow changes, we will then change that system" | Insights | HiiL | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
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.
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Cuban artist to stage new political project in Havana following arrest

Cuban artist to stage new political project in Havana following arrest | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
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...
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Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – May 17 | Kathmandu Living Labs

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – May 17 | Kathmandu Living Labs | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
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?
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Call for applications: M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2016

Call for applications: M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2016 | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
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...
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Mosque Installed at Venice Biennale Tests City’s Tolerance

Mosque Installed at Venice Biennale Tests City’s Tolerance | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
An installation by the artist Christoph Büchel puts the city in the middle of the roiling debate about Islam’s place in Europe.
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The Havana Biennial: To Engage or to Boycott? | Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

The Havana Biennial: To Engage or to Boycott? | Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
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...
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May Day Protests Occupy and Shutdown the Guggenheim Museum

May Day Protests Occupy and Shutdown the Guggenheim Museum | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
On Friday May 1, activists from Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction (GULF) organized a sit-in at the Guggenheim Museum and demanded a meeting with board members to discuss the state of workers rights at the ...
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Delirium and Resistance after the Social Turn | FIELD

Delirium and Resistance after the Social Turn | FIELD | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
How can socially engaged art detach 'from the market-based notion of “community as consumer-based demographic”'? http://t.co/QsbNBTIb3G
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Current Trends in Public Art 2- Public Art & Social Practice | Americans for the Arts

Current Trends in Public Art 2- Public Art & Social Practice | Americans for the Arts | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
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.
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Embodying the Universal in the Particular

Embodying the Universal in the Particular | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
[Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the Rural will share a series of new writing and multimedia from HowlRound about the twenty-one-year artistic collaboration between Pregones...
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Trevor Paglen: Power & Perspective | ART21 "Exclusive"

Episode #217: Trevor Paglen discusses two recent photographs at Griffin Editions—a printing studio in New York City—in this episode from the ART21 "Exclusive" series. Photographed from...
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Introduction: Queer Feminist Media Praxis - Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology

Fotopoulou & O’Riordan reflect on the origins and future directions of queer feminist media praxis and introduce this special issue of Ada.
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Brooklyn Museum Picks Anne Pasternak as New Director - New York Times

Brooklyn Museum Picks Anne Pasternak as New Director - New York Times | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Ms. Pasternak, the president of Creative Time, will be the first woman to head one of New York City’s encyclopedic art museums.
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CareForce

CareForce | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
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.
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Granby 4 Streets and the Turner Prize

Granby 4 Streets and the Turner Prize | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
The news has just broken that Assemble, the Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust architects, are one of the four nominations for this year's Turner Prize, principally for their work in Granby. “In...
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ART & ACTIVISM Peoples Climate Arts with Nato Thompson ▪ Iranian.com

ART & ACTIVISM Peoples Climate Arts with Nato Thompson http://t.co/9N5BRZrwVg
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Che Guevara goes pop: Cuban propaganda posters – in pictures

Che Guevara goes pop: Cuban propaganda posters – in pictures | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
From Che Guevara as a radiant rainbow to Lenin wearing a ruff of his own name, these Cuban posters are frontrunners in the world's propaganda art
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Art, not politics led to dissident artist Tania Bruguera's Herb Alpert award

Art, not politics led to dissident artist Tania Bruguera's Herb Alpert award | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
For the first time in the 20-year-history of the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts , a winner won't be able to attend the presentation ceremony for political reasons.
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Engaging in an Unlikely Manner: Artists as Environmental Stewards - The Nonprofit Quarterly

Engaging in an Unlikely Manner: Artists as Environmental Stewards - The Nonprofit Quarterly | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
An arts collective is helping to foster a sense of public ownership around the long-neglected Los Angeles River. Other rivers and broader environmental concerns also benefit from artist-activists.
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LA Artists Propose Solutions to Human Trafficking Through Art: This Artweek.LA (April 20, 2015)

LA Artists Propose Solutions to Human Trafficking Through Art: This Artweek.LA (April 20, 2015) | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
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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Maslow's Human Needs

Maslow's Human Needs | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Humans need food, sleep, safety, love, purpose. Psychologist Abraham Maslow ordered our needs into a hierarchy. This week, TED speakers explore that spectrum of need, from primal to profound.
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YP Week: The Laundromat Project Comes to Town

YP Week: The Laundromat Project Comes to Town | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
New York-based nonprofit promotes cultural growth in communities and looks to do that in Milwaukee.
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“Zero Tolerance” - Reviews - Art in America

“Zero Tolerance” - Reviews - Art in America | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Organized by Klaus Biesenbach and Margaret Aldredge, Zero Tolerance brings together an international ensemble of artists who investigate conflicts of freedom and control by documenting protests, demonstrations, civil disobedience and other well-established...
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Issues - Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology

Issues Calls for Papers Issue no. 8: Gender, Globalization and the Digital Edited by Roopika Risam (CFP), forthcoming November 2015 Current Status: Accepting proposals Coming Soon Issue no.
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PHONEBOOK APP: The Art World on your Smart Phone

PHONEBOOK APP: The Art World on your Smart Phone | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
PHONEBOOK is a dynamic MOBILE APP and GUIDEBOOK to artist-run and underground culture, including over 800 projects from across the US!
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