SOCIAL SCULPTURE LAB
A Global Lab for Joseph Beuys Centenary Celebrations
The Kassel-21 Social Sculpture Lab - curated by Shelley Sacks for the Documenta Archiv, the Neue Galerie, Kassel, and the City of Kassel - is a global lab for the 2021 Joseph Beuys Centenary celebrations, in Kassel, and online. It creates opportunities for making “social honey” by actively engaging with Joseph Beuys' "expanded understanding of art" and creating a place of questions.
The Connective Practices, Exchanges, Seminar-Conversations and ‘Calls to Action’ are all ‘Enquiry Labs’ that bring people together - on the ground in Kassel and online – using the social sculpture-connective practice approach and insights.
The Survival Room is a research space for exploring new imaginal forms of thinking, active thought work, working with questions, and contemplative enquiry. It is also a space for sharing research and projects and developing collaborative proposals.
Many of the Seminar-Conversations and Exchanges take place in it. These include a process of exploring how we understand ‘SURVIVAL’, what we need to do to survive, at what cost, and to whom?
The participatory action “A Gift for Joseph Beuys: 3 Pots for the Future” takes place here too.
Opportunities for people in Kassel and across the world to share their explorations, questions, and discoveries.
In-depth sessions with input by experienced practitioners, with facilitated discussion and time for shared reflections.
VIEWS OF SURVIVAL  The Human Soul Needs Saving
BEUYS’ IMAGE OF EVOLUTION
WORLDVIEWS FOR ONE PLANET
VIEWS OF SURVIVAL  The Seven Life Processes
THE CHILD & THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD
THE FIU & THE SOCIAL SCULPTURE LAB
Throughout 2021, the Kassel-21 Social Sculpture Lab will oﬀer multiple opportunities to participate in new forms of thinking-together and connective practice for working toward a humane and ecologically just future.