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Through the use of various strategies including "urban interventions, utopian proposals, guerrilla architecture, "new genre" public art, social sculpture, project-based community practice, interactive media, service dispersals, and street performance."[1] 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, and performance art.  Within the art making process, the practice emphasizes people in relationships to each other and their surroundings, "focusing on engagement and accountability between the audience and the artist"
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About Us - The Basics of Centre for Civil Society

Our objective as the Centre for Civil Society is to advance
socio-economic and environmental justice by developing critical
knowledge about, for and in dialogue with civil society through
teaching, research and publishing. The Centre was established at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in July 2001, with the mission of promoting the study of South African civil society as a legitimate, flourishing area of scholarly activity.
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about us « thinkpublic

about us « thinkpublic | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
We use design to improve society. We are a social design agency that helps tackle big social challenges. We work with the public sector, third sector and communities.
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Urbanity and new governances in Eurasian regions | culture360.org

Urbanity and new governances in Eurasian regions | culture360.org | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Culture and Economics: a counter intuitive pairing?
Culture360.org contributor Deepak Srinivasan, explores how culture has become more important than ever in addressing questions of sustainability and crises of the social and economic. In Pau Rausell Köster’s words, culture has become more important than ever in addressing questions of sustainability and crises of the social and economic. Köster, an economist serving as faculty at University of Valencia (Spain) speaks of culture as a pioneering sector of innovation.
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Urban Planning as a Social Practice: Portland Interactive Workshop | Social Practices Art Network

Urban Planning as a Social Practice: Portland Interactive Workshop | Social Practices Art Network | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Twenty something people gather at Portland State University to created their ideal city, town, or neighborhood. Before the interactive urban planning workshop started, the participants began tinkering with the thousands of small objects placed in front of them. This exchange was a great start for the hour and a half, high-energy, exercise that followed.
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Bicycle-powered cart gives Portland's homeless a chance to check out a good book

Bicycle-powered cart gives Portland's homeless a chance to check out a good book | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Laura Moulton has re-created an old-school bookmobile, only her's is -- of course -- bicycle-powered. Part fine art social practice, part public service, she rides to various spots and checks out books to homeless patrons.
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The Art of Numbers Crunching

The Art of Numbers Crunching | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Most artists want nothing to do with numbers, but several data pioneers are working to convince New York City's art community that number-crunching has sex appeal. To help convince people how hot these new technologies really are, Mr. Moss and four others spoke on a panel at the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Chelsea on Wednesday evening. The event, "Data = Sexy: Everything You Wanted to Know (But Were Afraid to Ask) About the Arts' Love Affair with Numbers," was hosted by Emerging Leaders of New York Arts, a group of 20- and 30-something arts administrators.
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Networked_Performance — Open Culture + Wearables Skillshare [Istanbul]

Networked_Performance — Open Culture + Wearables Skillshare [Istanbul] | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Looking at the rich practice of performance art, social intervention and interactive installations – she is invested in developing responsive objects (specifically wearables) and interactive media scenarios which ...
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libsyn - Podcast Hosting and Smartphone Apps

libsyn - Podcast Hosting and Smartphone Apps | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Podcast hosting made easy. Libsyn.com hosts audio and video podcasts, rss creation and offers smartphone apps for podcast producers.
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Contribute Content | Social Practices Art Network

Contribute Content | Social Practices Art Network | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Help us develop this network. SPAN needs content of many types to populate this site. Your contributions to this resource and network will be fully credited. Please send your suggestions and ideas, images or writing to us online at SPAN. As you can see WE WANT YOU!
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Juan Devis- Producer/Public Media | Social Practices Art Network

Juan Devis- Producer/Public Media | Social Practices Art Network | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Juan Devis is a Public Media artist and producer, whose work crosses across platforms – video, film, interactive media and gaming. His work, regardless of the medium is often produced collaboratively allowing for a greater exchange of ideas in the production of media and art. Check out his article on SPAN
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Altered Esthetics-Hope of The Union

Altered Esthetics is a non-profit community-based art gallery and arts advocacy organization located in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. We believe artists represent a voice of society and our mission is to support and expand a vibrant arts community.

Over the past six years, we have stayed true to our mission by hosting over 50 compelling group exhibitions, showing the work of over 1,000 local and international artists. In 2009, we drew over 2,000 people into the arts district to attend 14 engaging exhibits. We were also an active part of Art-A-Whirl, which helped to draw over 20,000 people into the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

In 2007, Altered Esthetics began a curatorial internship program, giving artists, students and community members hands on experience in the arts. In 2008 a Gallery Director internship program was added, providing hands-on experience in grantsmanship, fundraising as well as the other components of running a nonprofit organization
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Immigrant Movement International

Immigrant Movement International | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Being a political artist is functioning in the political timing of things. But art seems to always be running after the events to catch up in a sort of reacting manner, as valid as this is for some, it brings up some ontological problems in terms of the relationship between art and politics.
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Demanding Conversations Archive | Social Practices Art Network

Demanding Conversations was a conference that took place at Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol on 22nd and 23rd September 2010. The conference involved practitioners, artists, policy makers, and commentators in debate about ‘socially engaged arts practice’ within the visual arts sector. These films show young people from Knowle West performing at Filwood Community Centre, where the evening entertainment took place. To see filmed responses to the issues and questions raised by and during the conference please visit www.demandingconversations.org.uk. Many of the conversations have been recorded at www.demandingconversations.org.uk/conference/
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All power to the free universities of the future : Edufactory

All power to the free universities of the future : Edufactory | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
The Copenhagen Free University was an attempt to reinvigorate the emancipatory aspect of research and learning, in the midst of an ongoing economisation of all knowledge production in society. Seeing how education and research were being subsumed into an industry structured by a corporate way of thinking, we intended to bring the idea of the university back to life. By life, we mean the messy life people live within the contradictions of capitalism. We wanted to reconnect knowledge production, learning and skill sharing to the everyday within a self-organised institutional framework of a free university. Our intention was multi-layered and was of course partly utopian, but also practical and experimental. We turned our flat in Copenhagen into a university by the very simple act of declaring ‘this is a university’. By this transformative speech act the domestic setting of our flat became a university. It didn’t take any alterations to the architecture other than the small things needed in terms of having people in your home staying over, presenting thoughts, researching archival material, screening films, presenting documents and works of art. Our home became a public institution dedicated to the production process of communal knowledge and fluctuating desires.
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Latino Urban Forum - About Us - LAtino Urban Forum

The Latino Urban Forum (LUF) was founded in 1999 by a group of urban planners and architects whose concern was to establish a venue to address urban issues affecting Latino communities.

The need to establish this group was identified after James Rojas’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1991 masters thesis “The Enacted Environment: The Creation of Place by Mexican/Mexican Americans in East Los Angeles”. His research demonstrated that Latinos are retrofitting public space to fit their needs and are reshaping urban America in this process. However there is clear disconnect between land use and transportation policies that regulate Latino communities.
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James Rojas- City and Transportation Planner/ Latino Urban Forum | Social Practices Art Network

Place It! founder James Rojas holds an MA in City Planning and an MS in Architecture Studies from MIT. He works as a city and transportation planner, and is the founder of the Latino Urban Forum, a non-profit dedicated to increasing awareness of planning and design issues facing low-income Latinos. He has written and lectured extensively about how culture and immigration are transforming the American front yard and landscape, and, through Place It!, has organized an impressive number of on-site model installations and interactive workshops.
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ARTPULSE MAGAZINE » Features » Face to Face / Embedded Art Practices

ARTPULSE MAGAZINE » Features » Face to Face / Embedded Art Practices | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
A Conversation between Marisa Jahn and Joseph del Pesco On the occasion of the launching of Byproduct: On the Excess of Embedded Art Practices, published by YYZ BOOKS and REV, we have invited the editor, artist, and writer Marisa Jahn, and Joseph...
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The Artist’s Digital Toolkit « NYFA Blog

The Artist’s Digital Toolkit « NYFA Blog | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Artistic Networking

The first topic that I will examine is the changing face of how artists connect with each other and with their communities. An essential component of any creative process is finding an environment in which artists are inspired to create. Artists have historically gravitated towards public spaces like cafés and pubs where they can meet like-minded people and share ideas in an open forum. This model is increasingly being supplemented by online communities where artists can share ideas and information quickly and without restrictions.

Websites like Artists Forum, NewMusicBox, and Empty Easel provide a wealth of information and resources for young artists, as well as discussions on a wide range of topics. These sites offer a stimulating blend of tutorials, reviews, articles, and user discussions. The real benefit of online communities like these is the universality of access they provide; anyone with an internet connection and a passion has the power to access or create a thriving community of peers.
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Young Activists Use Art to Fight for the DREAM Act - ColorLines magazine

Young Activists Use Art to Fight for the DREAM Act - ColorLines magazine | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
ColorLines Magazine: Young Activists Use Art to Fight for the DREAM Act-In the meantime, artists have been documenting the movement and using their work to show solidarity with the ongoing struggle of undocumented immigrant...
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StoryMapping: Resources

StoryMapping: Resources

There are many tools available on-line for developing your own mapping either using Google Maps or other mapping protocols. Here are some our favorite tools. Please let us know if you have other recommondations.
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Mapping the Third Ward in Houston

This project took place in December 2006 and July 2007 in Houston, Texas as a collaboration between CDS and Carroll Parrott Blue's The Dawn Project to capture stories about the Third Ward, an historically Black community, now facing gentrification and redevelopment that threatens it's identity.

We have collected stories about the neighborhood and the personal histories that connect people to the place and to the past, and address the values and perspectives that should inform any development into the future.

The map below provides an outline of the neighborhood and many significant stories and places.
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Paul Boshears-Atlanta-based cultural critic and a PhD student | Social Practices Art Network

Paul Boshears-Atlanta-based cultural critic and a PhD student | Social Practices Art Network | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Paul Boshears is an Atlanta-based cultural critic and co-editor of the media-agnostic journal continent. [continentcontinent.cc] as well as a PhD student at the European Graduate School where he has studied with Jacques Rancière among others. SPAN is excited to have Paul working with us. Stay posted for his texts and writings.
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Linda Pollack- “Everything is Exceptional” | Social Practices Art Network

Linda Pollack- “Everything is Exceptional” | Social Practices Art Network | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Everything is Exceptional launches on Saturday June 25th, at Wyspa Institute of Art on the premises of Gdańsk Shipyard, Poland, in the building of the former Basic Shipbuilding School. During the launch we invite you to contribute content from a political movement which originated in your native language, and recite contributions by others in a language unfamiliar to you. Click to find out how you can participate.
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Art v. State in China

Art v. State in China | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Perhaps for Ai Weiwei's next magic trick, he will turn a million Chinese bureaucrats into democrats -- with the help of thousands of civic activists. Such a national transformation would be the ultimate performance art.
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Narrative Campaigns for Justice - Thousand Kites

Narrative Campaigns for Justice - Thousand Kites | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
A narrative campaign and arts project using storytelling to address the U.S. criminal justice system. Including the use of radio, video, web, and theater the project powers its innovation through community participation.
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