Social Engagement

A new GBP£1.8m scheme aims to support socially isolated people

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

By Ellen Mara De Wachter

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

By Isobel Harbison

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

By Sean O'Toole
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

By Chloe Stead
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

By Laura Robertson

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

By Harry Thorne

Reflections on the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

By Carson Chan

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

By James Bridle
Assemble Studios design for a communal house, 2015

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

By Sonja Hornung
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

By Andrew Maerkle