Our world is in a state of constant transformation due to political and economic globalisation, technological innovation, urbanisation, and vast social challenges. Within these ongoing transformation processes, creative practices can play a positive role. In the past twenty years we have witnessed an emergence of socially engaged art, social design, and community-driven creative practices. A great number of creative practitioners operate with an extended notion of art and organise their creative practices beyond purely aesthetic functions, promoting communication, expression and exchange with a view to initiating social development.
Indicative keywords: collaboration/cooperation; (transcultural) communication, conflicts/relationships; arts & society/community; Social Design; change; transformation; evolution; revolution; in/exclusion; difference; power; politics; structure/organisation