Social Hacking is a series of temporary public art commissions for Plymouth by international artists’ groups against a backdrop of urban regeneration. The project reflects the ways in which these changes to the city can be further influenced by creative human intervention.
Featuring commissioned work from The Institute for Applied Autonomy (USA), Mikro Orchestra Project (Poland), and Ludic Society (Austria/Switzerland). The event also includes the pre-launch of c6’s (UK) new Dot Master project Mobility in the art market, a Mikroparty including performances by Tetine (Brazil) and Mikrokilla & Jura (Poland), project newsroom, artists’ run workshops, workshops by The Pirate University, and a public seminar with presentations by Saul Albert (UK) and McKenzie Wark (AUS/USA).
The project is produced by KURATOR in collaboration with i-DAT, and is funded by Arts Council England, South West and Plymouth City Council, with additional support from citylab_plymouth, Deep Blue Sound, Drake Circus Shopping Centre, The Hub, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery, Pyramid Presentations, ride cafe/bar and University of Plymouth.
The project is curated by Birgitte Aga, Geoff Cox, Joasia Krysa, Anya Lewin.