After two editions of our curatorial school (2018 and 2019), this fall we return with the launch of CENTER FOR SOCIAL VISION – a spin-off of Swimming Pool and a platform for research and action meant to bring together a working group and to provide a space for lectures, workshops, discussions, and publications.
With the CENTER FOR SOCIAL VISION, we have the long-term goal to create a field for the exchange of experience, independent policies, and action as they relate to the spaces and things we all share – that is how we define the public infrastructure that encompasses diverse resources and spaces, structures and raw materials. In the frame of this project, we will pay special attention to the potential of that which we share as a community, and how we could further facilitate interconnection, care, invention, and attentiveness upon its use.
At Swimming Pool, we have previously initiated a series of research projects and publications on institutionality and instituting processes. By creating the CENTER FOR SOCIAL VISION, we wish to further emphasize an idea of art that contains not only a critical, but also a generative impulse necessary for rethinking and transforming the environment we inhabit. We will also continue to re-think and reconsider the role of the art institution today, especially in regards to its ability to facilitate and provoke art’s interaction with public fields, research initiatives, and business innovations (research & development), where an art institution could contribute to the further development of initiative and a complex, collaborating environment.
Open call will be issued soon.