My buddy Trever is reading this book, and sent me the quotes.
“Art production of the 20th century might have been a rarified field, but in the 21st century, cultural production has become a necessary component of organizing social action. In other words, if the world is a stage, then the players must learn the skills of theater.” (Thompson)
Living as Form: Socially Engaged Art from the Last 20 Years
This event has already passed, but there is a great collection of lectures online, and now the release of a new book, Living as Form
You can find Nato Thompson’s lecture in the previous post, but if you go to the vimeo page for these videos you’ll find a bunch of other great talks.