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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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Arizona Between Nosotros • 2011 festival

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Publications | The Aspen Institute

Publications | The Aspen Institute | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Here you can find Roundtable publications and research on community change and check out our current featured publication.
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The Spirit of May 35th

The Spirit of May 35th | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
You might think May 35th is an imaginary date, but in China it’s a real one. Here, where references to June 4 — the date of the Tiananmen incident of 1989 — are banned from the Internet, people use “May 35th” to circumvent censorship and commemorate the events of that day.
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Travsersing a Foreign Border Domestically

Travsersing a Foreign Border Domestically | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Bike 3,435.5 miles, the length and shape of the border of the country of Afghanistan inside of the United States

-starting and ending at the World Trade Center site in Manhattan, NYC in the summer of 2011

-hand building bike trailer out of bamboo, steel and sheet aluminum

-interacting with the public to engage in a dialogue about the U.S. and Afghan situation, strictly gathering public sentiment, I am taking a neutral stance withing the framework of this project
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Rethinking Public Media: More Local, More Inclusive, More Interactive | KnightComm

Rethinking Public Media: More Local, More Inclusive, More Interactive | KnightComm | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
At a time when government funding for public broadcasting is hotly debated, Rethinking Public Media: More Local, More Inclusive, More Interactive, a new policy paper by Barbara Cochran, offers five broad strategies and 21 specific recommendations...
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Creating Local Online Hubs: Three Models for Action | KnightComm

Creating Local Online Hubs: Three Models for Action | KnightComm | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Access to relevant, high-quality information about the community is a key ingredient to a vibrant civic culture and, as the Knight Commission observed, a...
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LA Commons

Founded in 2003, LA Commons' mission is to engage communities in artistic and cultural expression that tells their unique stories and serves as a basis for dialogue, interaction and a better understanding of Los Angeles. LA Commons' approach is two-fold. The first component is our community-based art initiatives, through which we hire local artists and young people to translate community stories into public art. The youth participants take the lead in interviewing community members about the project themes and engaging community members in the art making workshops. They serve as spokespeople for the project, charged with explaining the purpose, process, and meaning of the artwork to the community, visitors, and elected officials.

Our second initiative, Uncommon LA, is a partnership with the UCLA Department of Urban Planning to promote the art and culture of the neighborhoods that participate in LA Commons' public art initiatives. Our series Trekking Los Angeles: Local Adventures in a Global City provides people with an opportunity to explore the city on tours to culturally rich but largely immigrant, low-income neighborhoods such as Chinatown, East Hollywood, Highland Park, Koreatown, Leimert Park, and MacArthur Park.
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Amherst artist plans prototype of storm-relief kit house

Amherst artist plans prototype of storm-relief kit house | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
A lifelong local artist is raising money to build a prototype kit house that could withstand storms and wind, cost less than $25,000 and be assembled quickly.Its designer says the low-cost Octagonal Living Units would be ideal for disaster relief or an artist’s studio and could be adapted for a permanent house or vacation cabin.
Craig Pleasants, program director for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, works in multiple media and has created sculptures of buildings and vernacular building.
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Ai Weiwei released from detention - Telegraph

Ai Weiwei released from detention - Telegraph | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
The controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was released on bail on Wednesday night after 81 days in detention and just days before a high profile visit of China's premier Wen Jiabao to London this weekend.
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Perceiving cultural rights | Social spaces and living spaces (Part 1) | culture360.org

Perceiving cultural rights | Social spaces and living spaces (Part 1) | culture360.org | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
The Cultural Rights discourse is a new and emerging one, intrinsically tied to processes of the political. culture36.org contributor, Deepak Srinivasan looks into some of the interventions from Europe that redefine urban and rural divides.
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OpenLab

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The OpenLab Network is a new research initiative for interdisciplinary and collaborative projects fostered by the Creative Research Institute at UCSC. In February 2011, Associate Professors, Jennifer Parker and Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz founded OpenLab to help researchers build creative solutions toward educational outreach and collaborative opportunities for the promotion of innovative research.
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National Endowment for the Arts to Webcast National Council on the Arts Meeting Friday, June 24, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.

National Endowment for the Arts to Webcast National Council on the Arts Meeting Friday, June 24, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
TThe 173rd meeting of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body to the National Endowment for the Arts, will take place on Friday, June 24, 2011 from 9:00 � 11:00 a.m.
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Art of Mentoring 2011 - California

Art of Mentoring 2011 - California | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
PermaCulture Workshops offered in August: Location Santa Cruz.The Art of Mentoring is a week-long, experiential, nature based program designed to help us remember these old ways and learn to apply them to our modern communities.
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Arizona Between Nosotros: Groundbreaking Festival Bridges US-Mexico Border Divide Through Performance Artists

Arizona Between Nosotros: Groundbreaking Festival Bridges US-Mexico Border Divide Through Performance Artists | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Next week in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, a ground-breaking festival featuring leading performance artists will attempt to open a new dialogue among artists in the US and Mexico.
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Publications | The Aspen Institute

Publications | The Aspen Institute | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Here you can find Roundtable publications and research on racial equity and check out our current featured publication.
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Ai Weiwei still under investigation, Chinese government says after artist’s release

Ai Weiwei still under investigation, Chinese government says after artist’s release | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Artist Ai Weiwei, who was released from jail a day earlier, will be prohibited from leaving Beijing.
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Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age | KnightComm

Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age | KnightComm | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
The time has come for new thinking and aggressive action to ensure the information opportunities of America’s people, the information health of its communities, and the information vitality of our democracy.
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Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action | KnightComm

Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action | KnightComm | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action, new policy paper by Renee Hobbs, Professor at the School of Communications and the College of Education at Temple University and founder of its Media Education Lab, proposes a detailed plan that...
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Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy

Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy - Mission: The Knight Commission aims to maximize the availability and flow of credible local information; to enhance access and capacity to use the new tools of knowledge and...
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RES - Art World / World Art

RES Art World / World Art was launched in September 2007 with the objective of casting a glance at contemporary art from a broad and critical perspective, with contributions from leading writers, artists and curators. Published biannually by Dirimart Gallery, RES champions an integrated approach, arguing that we should develop a view of the contemporary art agenda that encompasses all players in the game-artists, gallerists, writers, curators, collectors. Including exhibition and book reviews, interviews, essays, RES is a new and non-commercial publication from Istanbul that, we hope, opens the doors to a versatile set of sounds, colors and dimensions.
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Brooklyn Museum Cancels Controversial Graffiti Art Show

Brooklyn Museum Cancels Controversial Graffiti Art Show | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Critics blamed the exhibition, currently in Los Angeles, for encouraging vandalism, but museum officials cited financial cutbacks.
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Crowds flock to shows by China’s dissident art star Ai Weiwei

Crowds flock to shows by China’s dissident art star Ai Weiwei | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Arrested by Chinese authorities in April and released on Wednesday, the celebrated provocateur has become a cause célèbre around the world...
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OpenLab | ABOUT OpenLab NETWORK » OpenLab

OpenLab | ABOUT OpenLab NETWORK » OpenLab | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
The OpenLab Network is a new research initiative which targets a complex education issue of national significance regarding the ability of art and science researchers to collaborate on research endeavors. The goal of the OpenLab Network is to help change the current status by providing shared research facilities and create a network for collaborative discourse fueled by faculty and student desire.The OpenLab Network project will pursue the physical development of new collaborative laboratories on campus as spaces to foster this research and establish an on-line social networking system for faculty and students to create projects. Laboratories and studios in both the arts and the sciences will be accessible to users in the OpenLab Network. Within this imersive environment, we will conduct research to acquire skills and knowledge that crosses disciplinary boundaries between science, education, and the arts while sharing expertise in collaborative research methodologies.

The following research questions will be investigated:
(1) How can we strengthen or create new methodologies that truly engage art and science thinking?

(2) Is an interdisciplinary laboratory space for cross-disciplinary and collaborative research more engaging and productive for students and faculty without these resources?
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Gray Area Foundation – Summer of Smart: Community Development & Public Art Urban Innovation Weekend

Gray Area Foundation – Summer of Smart: Community Development & Public Art Urban Innovation Weekend | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA) is a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to building social consciousness through digital culture. Democracy in the Digital Age!!!!
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Appalachian State University art instructor to ride bicycle more than 3,400 miles, talk about political boundaries - Ashvegas - Ashvegas

What are boundaries?Arbitrary lines on a map, social devices to maintain a status quo, or something different altogether? Area artist Joe Bigley intends to find out.
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