In Philadelphia
In the World
In the Cloud


Nine values guide our organization. These values hold us accountable to our history, clarify our intentions, and guide our continued formation.

One of these values is partnership, which we perform by recognizing the power of cultural organizations to bridge divided communities. Learn more about this value and how and why we enable informal economies and collaborations by browsing the projects below. The accompanying graphics indicate the values performed and their intensity (rated on a scale of 0 to 6).

Begins Oct 08, 2005

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

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 Aug 11, 2011

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

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 Feb 16, 2007

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

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 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 Oct 01, 2010

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

Begins May 04, 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 Mar 07, 2002

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

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 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 Mar 06, 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 05, 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