This is one of my favourite new agency articles on the topic of Social Art Practice. It delves into the broadness of this art form and explains the impact it has on society.
"Social Practice is about broad social goals, networks and cultural practice. It is an art and design practice that involves engagement with communities of interest. It requires the democratization of the relationship between creative practitioner and public and a sharing of ‘expert’ and ‘lay’ knowledge. Social Practice involves the valuing of difference as well as the need for shared understanding and agreement; it focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that people have innately in their private, family, community and working lives. Social practice has a broad range of forms and working methods which are not limited to but can incorporate both collaborative or transgressive actions. " LIT University Website (MA SPACE)