Author(s): Microsillons Ed.
Since the beginning of the 1990s, participatory art practices have multiplied, and today they form a field grouped under the terms “socially engaged art practices”, “community-based art”, and “dialogical art”. These practices are currently moving from the margins of the art world to its centre, gaining a new institutional legitimacy that is sometimes in contradiction to their activist roots. This publication brings together texts written by coordinators, teachers, and students of five study programmes built around socially engaged art practices, located in Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Geneva, and the United States. The book also includes newly revised translations of two key essays in the field.