Room for Big Ideas: Social in Practice
In conjunction with the YBCA Artist in Residency program, YBCA’s Room for Big Ideas series of exhibitions features a participatory installation and archive project by architectural designer Shalini Agrawalan, director of the Center for Art and Public Life at California College of the Arts, and artist Chris Treggiari. The installation presents an ongoing exploration that illuminates and demystifies the Social Practice model. Through interviews with artists, designers, community partners, and community members, Chris and Shalini will conduct and examine research to identify the commonalities and differences in process and language used by a variety of practitioners in the Bay Area, in an effort to create accessibility and understanding for a larger audience. The exhibition invites viewers to become active participants and collaborators through an ongoing dialogue surrounding social practice.