Art projects related to social issues

Echigo Tsumari Art Field


Project: Echigo Tsumari Art Field Year created: 2000 Location: the Echigo-Tsumari region of Japan What is the piece’s impact? Currently, approximately 160 artworks by artists from all over the world are dotted across the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field. This project also includes the…

Intersection Repair, City Repair


Organization: City Repair Title: Intersection Repair Year created: group founded in 1996 Location: Portland, OR Materials: Various, e.g. paint and sculpture. What is the piece’s impact? The project has led to the transformation of intersections into more vibrant public spaces.…

Guarana Power, by Superflex


Artist Group: Superflex Title: Guarana Power Year created: 2003 Location: Maués in the Brasilian Amazon Materials: Guarana, counter branding What is the piece’s impact? The Artist group worked in collaboration with a Guarana growers cooperative from Maués in the Brasilian Amazon, in order…

myforestfarm and mycarboncredits, by Dirk Fleischmann


Artist: Conceptualized by Dirk Fleischmann. Developed in collaboration with Thomas Daquioag, Renato Habulan and Rodolfo Ferrer Title:  myforestfarm and mycarboncredits Year created: 2008 – ongoing Location: Antipolo City, (Rizal Province, Philippines) Materials: Trees, digital photography What is the piece’s impact? Ultimately, this project is a reforestation…

Geocruiser, by Nils Norman


Artist: Nils Norman Title: Geocruiser  Year created: 2001 Location: UK, but it moves around. Materials: Converted bus What is the piece’s impact? Led to the creation of an open access mobile library and education centre housed in a converted bus. The library specializes in…

National Dance Company of Ghana


Organization: National Dance Company of Ghana Title:  Various pieces Year: founded in 1962 Location: Ghana, touring internationally Materials: Dance, music What is the organization’s impact? The primary goal of the organization is to earn money for the nation and to train instructors to go abroad…