Public Practice

Jasleen Kaur with the Portman Early Childhood Centre, Everyday Resistance: A Changing Play commission by the Serpentine Galleries, Design: Cecilia Serafini, Photograph: Mike Din

 Serpentine’s Public Practice integrates our work across education and civic spheres to redefine the role of the arts during periods of social change.

Redefining the role of the arts during periods of social change, the programme addresses themes such as migrant rights, care, schooling, and labour with individuals and groups excluded from the decision-making processes that shape the places where they live and work. Serpentine’s Public Practice is grounded in collaborative research and learning and builds on the Serpentine’s long history of artistic commissions in social and political contexts. It includes long term and ongoing commissions and the production of toolkits and resources for change.