Public/Social Practice

College for Creative Studies
College for Creative Studies

Social Practice is a newly institutionalized field where artists work in the public sphere on both individual and collaborative projects. Utilizing approaches in art making as varied as urban interventions, guerrilla architecture, public art, project-based community practice, interactive media, and street performance, artists and designers interact and collaborate with communities and public spaces in order to effectively engage cultural diversity and stimulate social transformation.


California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

College for Creative Studies

Detroit, MI

Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus , OH

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Vancouver, BC

Maine College of Art

Portland, ME

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

Moore College of Art and Design

Philadelphia, PA

OCAD University

Toronto, ON

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA

Parsons School of Design

New York, NY

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

Matthew Manos | Social Innovator & Designer

Matthew Manos | Social Innovator & Designer

The give and take of an Art Center alum's thriving social impact design practice, by Lynne Heffley