Our Fieldwork, Research and Projects


The (SPAN) TOGETHER SURVEY is an online survey and report aimed at providing richer quantitative data on how socially engaged artists and culture workers are choosing to work. In broad terms, this survey invites reflection on:


- the 'shape' and 'scope' of your practice,

- how and where you work,

- who you are working with,

- the primary audience for you work,

- the tools and methodologies you employ, and

- touches on the topic of funding and work/life balance.


For more information about the survey, please click here. 


This spring, (SPAN) participated in the Radical Archives Conference, a two-day conference organized around the notion of archiving as a radical practice. This conference was held at NYU in April 2014. 


(SPAN) had the opportunity to interview a range of radical artists, archivists and scholars to capture information about a range of methodologies in the field of radical archives. The session was designed as a peer-to-peer investigation to listen and learn more to what some of the key passions are in the community, and how this shapes the work specifically and the field at-large.


This session is part of a year-long (SPAN) Listening Tour, which will generate an archive dedicated to giving people access to an enriched cultural landscape as seen through groups of individuals that we talk to -- how they think and work. 


We look forward to sharing the transcribed interviews through the (SPAN) website in the near future.



The Field Report will reach out to other socially engaged artists by conducting a "Listening Tour" across the USA to produce a Field Report that reflects on interviews with artists using models of conflict resolution as an aspect of their creative work.



Calls for Papers

Call for Papers | Explore Taylor & Francis Online (Thu, 28 May 2015)
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Call for Papers: (Per)Forming Art (20 Sep 15) (Tue, 26 May 2015)
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Social Media, Activism, and Organisations (#SMAO15) | 6 November 2015, Goldsmiths, University of London (Tue, 26 May 2015)
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Call for papers 2015 Digital ELT Ireland 2015 - Technology & Pedagogy in Practice. October 31 - November 1 2015 | Digital ELT Ireland (Thu, 21 May 2015)
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Issues in Practice

e-flux journal 56th Venice Biennale — SUPERCOMMUNITY – Online Digital Artwork and the Status of the “Based-In” Artist (Wed, 27 May 2015)
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USC Roski Dean Denies the MFA Program Problems Claimed by #USC7 - Hyperallergic (Tue, 26 May 2015)
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Brooklyn Museum Picks Anne Pasternak as New Director - New York Times (Mon, 25 May 2015)
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To Move into Position: A Politics of Critical Engagement | Temporary Art Review (Mon, 11 May 2015)
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