A Social Practice Seminar

Social practice is an art form that doesn’t just make things, it makes things happen. Could you imagine art as a riot, a coffee shop talk show, an immigrant resource center, a post disaster street play, a prisoners dream house, or an invisible country? These projects show a shift within contemporary art towards community engagement and the possibilities that art can be a catalyst for social change. This year’s course will take a particular focus on crisis and visions through embodied approaches.

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Zoe Kreye creates inter-disciplinary art projects that explore transformation, collective experience and negotiations of public. Recent projects include Make Our Own Air (commissioned by SPACE, London), Our Missing Body (Western Front), FutureLoss (grunt gallery), Unlearning Practices (Unit Pitt, Goethe Satellite Vancouver and <rotor> Graz) and Überlebenskuns.klub (HKW, Berlin). Her work engages relations and aesthetics, with the goal of building inclusive connections that catalyze change within dominant social systems. She completed a Masters in Public Art at the Bauhaus University Weimar, and co-founded the Berlin artist collective Process Institute. She is currently based in Vancouver and teaches Social Practice at Emily Carr University.

Images from Love Play Politics (2018):

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