Social & Community-Based Practices
What roles can art and artists play in society and in our communities? Artists and cultural practitioners discuss responsibility, trust, and long-term impact when creating socially engaged art.
Questions of Practice: Farm for the City Participants on What Urban Farming Can Do for a Community
Questions of Practice: Photographer Zanele Muholi on What it Means To Be a “Visual Activist”
Questions of Practice: Artist Yael Bartana on Participating in Politics Through Art
Questions of Practice: Ernesto Pujol on Pursuing Aesthetics
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar on Art and Social Justice
Questions of Practice: Curator Koyo Kouoh on Politics and Socially Engaged Practice
Questions of Practice: Artist Michael Rakowitz on Threading Disparate Sources into a Cohesive Whole
Questions of Practice: Artist Hank Willis Thomas on Photography and Framing
Questions of Practice: Artist Mariam Ghani on Collaboration in Socially Engaged Art
Questions of Practice: Cohabitation Strategies on the Role of the Arts in Fostering Social Change
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Germaine Ingram on the Responsibilities of Creating Socially Engaged Art
Kimi Takesue is an award-winning filmmaker working in documentary, narrative, and experimental genres.
This timely, interdisciplinary, experimental series of dance, music, poetry, mixed media installations, and interactive programs—from acclaimed artists and scholars such as choreographer taisha paggett, designer Raul de Nieves, and composer George Lewis— invites audiences to consider African American performance aesthetics and the role of performance in museum spaces.
Major Jackson is a poet, professor, and author.
Dr. Ian Bogost is a video game designer, critic, and researcher. In fall 2012, he visited the Center as part of a series on "gamification" in the arts and culture sector.
Philadelphia Folklore Project’s Soul Songs: Inspiring Women of Klezmer presents a one-night-only, world-premiere concert of new compositions.
Matthew Dirst is a conductor, harpsichordist, organist, and music pedagogue. He is founder and artistic director of Ars Lyrica Houston.
Leaving, the first play written in 20 years by former Czech Republic President Václav Havel, made its American debut at The Wilma Theater in 2010, giving local audiences the first chance to see this new work by an international artist and champion of human rights.
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) hosts a performative lecture with artist Dave McKenzie.
lê thị diễm thúy is a Vietnamese-American author, poet, and performance artist whose work explores the role of the body as the site of memory.
These organizations have a range of digital exhibitions and performances, art tutorials, music, and films available to anyone seeking to stay connected to Philadelphia’s art scene.
We speak to choreographer and dancer Jumatatu Poe who has produced such provocative, experimental dance works as the Center-funded Private Places.
In an effort to deepen visitors' curiosity about the arboretum's plants, architecture, and history, the Morris Arboretum will develop mobile technology that provides instant access to a wide variety of content.
Sam Miller is the former president of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and currently serves on the Board of Amrita in Phnom Penh. He served as a Center dance panelist and LOI panelist in 2013, Pew Fellowships evaluator in 2014, and Pew Fellowships Panel Chair in 2015.
Visiting scholar and performance curator Kristy Edmunds describes how she approaches risk in the context of her curatorial work.
Three experimental art publishers explore publishing as an incubator for new forms of editorial, curatorial, and artistic practice in a residency program based in Philadelphia’s Ulises bookshop.
A multidisciplinary interpretation of Igor Stravinsky's orchestral score The Firebird that links South African and Russian traditions.
Philadelphia’s significant contributions to visual culture in the 1950s through the 1970s are highlighted and explored in an exhibition, a publication, and performances.
Commonspace LIVE features seven days of programming, including four curated performances, an open-mic storytelling competition, and two live auditions for upcoming broadcasts.
Jeffrey Inscho is director of The Studio at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, where he explores the intersection of culture, technology, DIY, and mindfulness.