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World
Cloud

Mission

Slought is a non-profit organization on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania that engages publics in dialogue about cultural and socio-political change in Philadelphia, the world, and the cloud. We are a new form of institution that builds relationships and social trust through collaboration and the exchange of ideas.

For over fifteen years, we have worked with artists, communities, and institutions worldwide to develop projects that encourage inclusiveness, advocacy, and the sharing of knowledge.



Values

Nine values have emerged in response to our mission and past projects. These values hold our organization accountable to our history and publics and guide our continued formation.

Our projects are responsive to social issues and concerns
Our projects enable and perform polycentric conversations
Our projects question power, ethics, and institutionality
Our projects build informal economies and collaborations
Our projects resist classification and make alternatives possible
Our projects rethink display to enable new forms of encounter
Our projects cultivate publics and new modes of engagement
Our projects negotiate local and global borders
Our projects are marked by change, exchange, and self-reflection