Jeff Kasper, Alix Camacho, Pablo Helguera, and Social Practice Queens
Writings from work with Social Practice Queens in 2015-2019, including an Interview with Pablo Helguera and a dialog with Chloe Bass. Social Practice Queens (SPQ) is a unique pedagogical experiment and educational platform that supports the integration of studio art with interdisciplinary research, community collaboration, environmental justice and critical urbanism. Founded in 2010, SPQ links together the resources of an academic institution, Queens College and the City University of New York (CUNY), and the long-standing community-based activism of the Queens Museum and other partnering institutions. SPQ’s goal is to initiate real-world change through practices of care, social intervention and aesthetic experimentation.