Cross Media Arts: Social Arts and Collaboration

Social and Collaborative Art refers to a socially engaged artistic practice through the involvement, in the process of its realisation, collaborating directly or indirectly in its production or discussion, of other agents besides the artist(s), namely a community or a specific group of individuals. It is often a transdisciplinary and inclusive practice, challenging the concepts of art and authorship, that dilutes epistemological, social, political, and cultural boundaries by bringing together different artistic fields – plastic, visual, projecting or performative –, theory and practice, production and reception. In doing so, more than any other artistic manifestation, it gives the Humanities an operability that highlights art as a form of research and knowledge.


Paula Reaes Pinto; António Gorgel Pinto; Sérgio Vicente