Stephen Duncombe and I contributed a chapter for Art as Social Action, edited by Gregory Sholette and Chloe Bass. Our chapter is “Fail better: An interview with the Center for Artistic Activism: Alix Camacho interviews Steve Duncombe and Steve Lambert”.
Here’s an excerpt:
Steve Duncombe: “I am very cynical about the university as a site for radical struggle. It has amazing recuperative powers—the university can take almost anything radical: feminism, class analysis, critical race theory, and just turn it into a seminar.”
Art As Social Action An Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Teaching Social Practice Art, edited by Gregory Sholette, Chloë Bass and Social Practice Queens.
Publisher Allworth Press writes: “Art as Social Action is both a general introduction to and an illustrated, practical textbook for the field of social practice, an art medium that has been gaining popularity in the public sphere. With content arranged thematically around such topics as direct action, alternative organizing, urban imaginaries, anti-bias work, and collective learning, among others, Art as Social Action is a comprehensive manual for teachers about how to teach art as social practice.”
“Along with a series of introductions by leading social practice artists in the field, valuable lesson plans offer examples of pedagogical projects for instructors at both college and high school levels with contributions written by prominent social practice artists, teachers, and thinkers.”