a minimal equation: social poiesis + social praxis + social phronesis = social practice

Posted in Uncategorized by dilettanteventures on 01/03/2016


This image is an expansive understanding of social practice, more expansive even than “social poiesis” which I have previously argued for:

“social poiesis” (despite its even more obscure quality) might be a better term. If we don’t limit ourselves to art, social poiesis (nee practice) could be more dynamic and encompass not only art actions and art environments, but also – urban planning, sports leagues, communes, be-ins, residencies, raves, state fairs, theme parks, cults, encounter groups, chautauquas, even nations…and would also apply to a much broader demographic of participants rather than artists and their audiences…

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  1. Ian Wight said, on 10/23/2016 at 17:47

    Might something like ‘craft’ connect ‘making’ and ‘thinking’? Would you consider a 3D representation? Integrating Nature (Human-made Environment / Biosphere) with Culture (Community etc) and Self – perhaps on multiple levels… a la integral framings? Consider the ‘poiesis’ as an integration by ‘sophrosynes’ (see Richard Sennett, The Concience of the Eye – Introduction). Thanks for this stimulation/provocation.

  2. Randall Szott said, on 10/23/2016 at 17:53

    Thanks back at you for the insightful comment. I have drifted toward design rather than craft, but here is a sketch that includes both: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJsfr8lg5yr/

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