In Philadelphia
In the World
In the Cloud

Mission

Slought ('Sl-aw-t') is a non-profit organization 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 a decade, we have worked with artists, communities, and institutions worldwide to develop projects that encourage inclusiveness, advocacy, and the sharing of knowledge.

History

Explore Slought's history and activities in Philadelphia, the World, and the Cloud.

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Economies

Learn about the different economies we develop for each of our programs.

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Values

Nine values guide our organization. Our projects develop at the intersection of these values. A graphic accompanies each project on this website to indicate the values performed and their intensity (rated on a scale of 0 to 6).

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Learn how and why our projects are responsive to social issues and concerns.
Learn how and why our projects enable and perform polycentered conversations.
Learn how and why our projects foreground questions of power, ethics, and institutionality.
Learn how and why our projects are organized through informal economies and collaborations.
Learn how and why our projects perform impossibility and make alternatives possible.
Learn how and why our projects problematize display to enable participation.
Learn how and why our projects cultivate and imagine publics through multiple modes of engagement.
Learn how and why our projects negotiate borders locally and globally, as well as conceptually and spatially.
Learn how and why our projects are marked by change, exchange, and self-reflection.