Our projects built informal economies and collaborations. We recognized the power of cultural organizations to bridge divided communities.

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


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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 Aug 11, 2011

A teen workshop exploring the process of constructing and deconstructing a provocative public artwork by Dennis Oppenheim

Begins Jan 15, 2008

An exhibition exploring the assertion and contestation of power in the writings and practices of Vito Acconci and Acconci Studio

Begins Oct 8, 2005

A seminar by Hélène Cixous about displacement, exile, and the relation of art and literature to cities and their destruction

Begins May 4, 2012

Symphony Space and PEN World Voices Festival join Slought and John Cage Trust in reviving John Cage's "How To Get Started" (1989) for the first time in New York

Begins Oct 1, 2010

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

Begins Sep 14, 2008

Highlighting America's rich history of architectural experimentation and the original ways architects today are working collaboratively to invigorate community activism and environmental policy

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 Feb 16, 2007

A series of moving conversations and archival exchanges across different social, institutional and cultural contexts

Begins Jan 5, 2014

A new identity that radically transforms how Slought operates in Philadelphia, the world, and the cloud, and makes legible the organization's movements as it performs its activities

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 Mar 7, 2002

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