Friday, October 27, 2017

Helicon report on Socially Engaged Artistic Practice

 "A working definition of “socially engaged art” is artistic or creative practice that aims to improve conditions in a particular community or in the world at large"

Strangely, socially engaged art generally doesn't refer to art that addresses environmental issues from an ecological perspective. This kind of art can change policy and effect cultural change around the grand environmental challenges of the 21st century. Environmental issues are at the root of much social injustice.

Nevertheless, this recent report may offer useful insight into artistic practices that could complement and extend the science occurring at field stations and marine labs. More info about the report here:
"Mapping the Landscape of Socially Engaged Artistic Practice
Alexis Frasz & Holly Sidford
Helicon Collaborative

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