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Local intervention: "You Gave Us, We Gave You"

A social practice project – a bartering booth serving as an alternative mini system of exchange in downtown Bennington. Objectives include creating street traffic, drawing attention to local businesses, and exploring the question of value.  40 more words

Art

Yvonne Shortt and her Tiny House to Empower Women and Girls in NYC

Last week I had an opportunity to talk with Yvonne Shortt about her Tiny House collaborative community build to empower women and artists.

Tell me a little about your Tiny House project like why are you doing it? 667 more words

Yvonne Shortt

Visual Art & Social Statements

I recently participated in a lecture titled “Visual Art & Social Statements: Peacemaking Through Art” with Fr. James Neilson sponsored by the Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding. 20 more words

Contemporary Art

6021 experimenting in our backyard


One year, one community, one experiment.
Art and culture are here to stay!

Look who came to 6021.

Art and culture are activism. You only live once so get involved! 34 more words
Public Art

Getting off the bench to save American decency and democracy

It’s too easy to succumb to despair, overwhelm, revulsion, and spirit fatigue in the present political climate. But succumbing to any self-defeating spirit at the expense of constructive engagement isn’t an option at this moment in America. 1,006 more words

Creativity

Visiting Researcher Disappears for 8 Months

Hi there. My name is Eliza Gregory, and I came to visit George in London last December, to observe what she was doing with The Small Museum… 1,627 more words

Afternoon

Eating as a Social Practice?

1. Introduction

Can we achieve a more sustainable food consumption by reframing the act of eating as a social practice? Conventional approaches which see unsustainable eating practices as the result of individuals choosing to behave in environmentally damaging ways are questionable, as they do not take into account the social, political, institutional and other factors which shape how people act. 3,699 more words

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