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Social Engagement

The collaborative practice, led by Helen Walker and Harun Morrison, uses community networks and humour to tackle serious social issues

Post-Grenfell, mid-Windrush and pre-Brexit, a day-long forum in London invited artists and organizations to re-imagine the communities we live in

On the award-winning dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula, who is funding a water-treatment facility in the Congolese city of Kisangani

Pods designed by Greek textile designer Antigone Lentos and Belgian designer Thomas Lommée, situated in the Athens Conservatoire for IdeasCity Athens. Courtesy: ΝΕΟΝ + New Museum, New York; photograph: © Panos Kokkinias

A report from the residency and conference asking how art and artists should engage in places of political or economic instability

Suzanne Lacy, Fusion, 2016, performance documentation, Brierfield Mill, Pendle, UK. As part of ‘Shapes of Water - Sounds of Hope’. Commissioned by Super Slow Way; photograph: Chris Payne

A report from the culmination of Suzanne Lacy’s 18-month project at Brierfield Mill, Lancashire

A report from the inaugural ‘Thinking at the Edge of the World’ conference, held on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard

Reflections on the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

How the crisis in Greece is prompting young Athens-based artists to find new spaces for communal reflection

Assemble Studios design for a communal house, 2015

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Chim↑Pom, The History of Humans,  2015, performance documentation. All images courtesy the artists and MUJIN-TO  Production, Tokyo

The provocative works of the Japanese collective Chim↑Pom

A Pottery Produced by Five Potters  at Once (Silent Attempt),  2013, still from video documentation  of collaboration. Courtesy: the artist, Vitamin Creative  Space, Guangzhou, and  Aoyama | Meguro, Tokyo

Cooperation and dissent in Koki Tanaka’s precarious tasks

Bakunin’s Barricade, 2015, mixed media, dimensions variable; loan contract stipulating that the barricade may be requested and deployed during economic, social, political or transformative moments and social movements; and works from the Van Abbemuseum collection including the following paintings: René Daniëls, Grammofoon, 1978; Marlene Dumas, The View, 1992; Asger Jorn, Le monde Perdu, 1960; Oskar Kokoschka, Augustusbrücke Dresden, 1923; Fernand Léger, Une Chaise, un pot de fleurs, 2 bouteilles, 1951; El Lissitzky, Proun P23, No. 6, 1919; Pablo Picasso, Nature morte à la bougie, 1945; Jan Vercruysse, Schöne Sentimenten, 1988. Courtesy: the artist and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; photograph: Peter Cox

Sam Thorne discusses activism, collaboration and the uses of absurdity with Ahmet Öğüt