Interview between Works Progress and DS4SI: Podcast
Shanai Matteson and Colin Kloecker of Minnesota-based Works Progress Studio—a network of creative collaborators that designs multi-disciplinary events, programs and exhibits—host an artist-to-artist interviewwith Kenneth Bailey, sector organizing and strategy lead for Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI), an organization in Boston, Mass., that develops public projects that reimagine the way complex social issues are addressed. Matteson, Kloecker, and Bailey grapple with questions unique to their work in civic engagement, social practice, and public art, questions such as: Do we need a field of our own? How do we navigate group processes? How is or isn’t social change the goal of some of our projects? And, are these new ways of working?
WORKS PROGRESS is a network of creative collaborators based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Led by husband-and-wife team Shanai Matteson and Colin Kloecker, Works Progress designs multi-disciplinary events, programs and exhibits. DESIGN STUDIO FOR SOCIAL INTERVENTION(DS4SI) develops public projects that reimagine the way complex social issues are addressed. Kenneth Bailey, sector organizing and strategy lead for DS4SI, follows trends in the field of social practice and civic engagement—such as creative placemaking—and identifies places of synergy between these trends and the work of DS4SI.