About the Project

In conjunction with the Living as Form exhibition, an online archival database of over 350 socially engaged projects from around the world was compiled. This database, made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is the work of researchers, advisors, and writers, working together to create the first encyclopedic collection of social practice work from the last 20 years, categorized by a range of criteria. We hope these categories will encourage more research into the phenomenon of social practice and its possible histories, geographies, and interpretations.




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