2014-2015 Social Practice Lab
Upcoming Public Events
Meet the artists, learn more about their projects at these events:
- Saturday, September 27th: 2nd Annual Pearl Street Block Party – Our 2014-2015 Artists-in-Residence will each be showing their respective projects
- Friday, October 3rd: Open House for Neighborhood Workshop
- Sunday, November 2nd: First Free Sunday at the Barnes [Meei Ling and Dave will speak about their respective projects at 1:00pm; they will also present demonstrations of their respective projects]
- Friday, November 7th: Open House for Neighborhood Workshop
Artists in Residence
- Scott Kip & Dave Kyu
- Meei Ling Ng
- Rick Lowe, Pearl Street Project
- Anula Shetty and Michael Kuetemeyer, Pearl Street Project Documentarians
About Social Practice Lab
Now in its second residency cycle, Social Practice Lab artist-residency series commissions and supports the work of creative individuals and organizations in the highly diverse, rapidly changing neighborhood of Chinatown North in Philadelphia. The goal of Social Practice Lab is to allow for experimentation with processes that combine artistic excellence and innovation with building relationships and effecting positive change within the community. We are especially interested in creative projects that address the issue of equity and access to power within Chinatown North and that foster opportunities for access and equitable development.
Starting in January 2014, we embarked on a residency with artist and co-founder of Houston’s Project Row Houses Rick Lowe that focuses on the social dynamics of Pearl Street, the alleyway that spans four blocks of our neighborhood. The multi-year residency with Lowe and the focus on Pearl Street are part of the larger vision of Social Practice Lab.
Asian Arts Initiative’s 2014-2015 Social Practice Lab is made possible with support from The Surdna Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding for Rick Lowe’s residency provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.