Our projects enabled and performed polycentric conversations. We aimed to foster a new form of institution that recognized culture as the exchange of ideas, images, and events.

Learn more about how our programs engaged and performed the value of dialogue.


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Begins Jul 16, 2012

An urban education model that responds to the crisis in community participation and political representation by circulating different ways of thinking and making

Begins Nov 13, 2010

A permanent installation that features a rarely heard performance by John Cage, and will evolve over time through participation from the public

Begins Feb 28, 2003

A series of readings, conversations, and exhibitions exploring "the social" in contemporary poetry

Begins Oct 26, 2002

A conversation with John Boskovich and others revisiting Céline's novel North (1960) and ideas of collaboration, resistance and critique

Begins Mar 13, 2012

Programs with Huang Rui and Ko Siu Lan exploring the social construction of the citizen through signs, languages, and ideology

Begins May 3, 2011

A conversation with Wang Ning about world literature, the politics of translation, and the afterlife of literary works

Begins Apr 19, 2011

An exhibition and workshop exploring communicating through purely visual means

Begins Oct 1, 2010

A curatorial intervention exploring 21st century prospects for international peace through a series of symposia, exhibitions, lectures, and films

Begins Mar 30, 2007

Exploring overlooked urban zones, state borders and extra-territorial sites throughout the world, contributors probe contemporary perspectives on power and its evasions

Begins Oct 18, 2002

Slought's inaugural exhibition playfully revisits an avant-garde classic about a missing work of art

Begins Apr 2, 2012

A series of conversations about citizenship and other forms of belonging and kinship

Begins Mar 6, 2011

A research initiative and archive about the lives and experiences of 1001 Chinese participants who traveled to Kassel, Germany for Ai Weiwei's project "Fairytale" (2007)

Begins Jan 23, 2011

A space for inter-cultural conversation and research about art and advocacy, exploring a variety of trends, shared differences, and common concerns

Begins Aug 27, 2010

A research initiative and publication series exploring the history of the Venice Biennale of Architecture and the relationship between architecture and display

Begins Oct 31, 2003

A project from 1978 by Steve Benson exploring the problems and possibilities facing someone cultivating a career in the arts

Begins Mar 7, 2002

Recordings by Fred Wah of readings, lectures and discussions by notable New American poets