Museum Of Arte Útil

The Arte Útil archive presents a growing archive of over two hundred case studies that imagine, create and implement beneficial outcomes by producing tactics that change how we act in society.

These cases studies have been built up over the past eighteen months and was compiled by researchers at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and Queen Museum, New York; Tania Bruguera, a group of international correspondents and an open call.

Users are invited to download PDFs of the case studies and propose new projects to be added.

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Correspondents:

Rael Artel, Claire Bishop, Clare Butcher, Binna Choi, Teddy Cruz, Ekaterina Degot, Galit Eilat, Tom van Gestel, Grizedale Arts, Claire Hsu, Abdellah Karroum, Grant Kester, Heejin Kim, Michy Marxuach, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Gabi Ngcobo, Paul O´Neill, Sarah Rifky, Caterina Riva, Lucía Sanromán, David Teh, Nato Thompson, Vivian Ziherl, Magdalena Ziolkowska

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Cybermohalla

2001- ongoing

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‘t Hool

1971

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(P)LOT: Proposition I

2004

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100 Tácticas Creativas para la seguridad ciudadana

2012

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100% Pubblica

2006 - 2008

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2.6g 329m/s

2011 - ongoing

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3D 87 Deutschlandbilder

2010 - ongoing

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4 actions of Maintenance Art

1973

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9 familias, Arquitectura de Emergencia

2002 - 2005

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A Living Library

1981 - ongoing

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A Parasitical Breed of Consumer

2012

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A vacant house for students

2010

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AA Project

2000 - ongoing

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Acceso a lo denegado

2008

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Aloha

1969-1974

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Aplicación Legal Desplazada #1: Reserva Fraccionaria

2010 - 2011

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Apothecary Arboretum

2009 - 2011

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Arte Cidade

1994 - ongoing

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Atelier Populaire

1968

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Bauhaus

1919 - 1933

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BeeCare Amsterdam

2011 - ongoing

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Bionic Sheep

2006 - ongoing

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Bioswop

2009 - ongoing

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Brinco

2005

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Cardboard Citizens

1991 - ongoing

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Center for Alternative Technology (CAT)

1973 - ongoing

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Cezme

2003

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Chicago Compost Shelter

1988

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Child as audience

1998 - 2001

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Cincinnati Time store

1827 - 1830

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Circuit II

1995 - ongoing

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Coffee Table skirt

2000

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Conflict Kitchen

2010 - ongoing

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Constructivism – Finishing Machine

1923

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Cooperative Housekeeping

1870

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Copy_Right_No_Copy_Right

2005 - ongoing

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Coursera

2012 - ongoing

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Crossroads Community (The Farm)

1974 - 1980

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Cultura Ciudadana

1995 - 1998 / 2001 - 2003

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Cultural Development Node no.1 “El Morro”

2011 - ongoing

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Culture Shop

2009 - ongoing

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De Fabriek

1980-ongoing

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Design for the Alien Within

2006 - ongoing

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Dorchester Project

2006 - ongoing

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Drop city

1965 - 1973

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Dry Toilet

2003 - ongoing

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Dynamo Secession

1997

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ECObox

2001 - 2006

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El Cerro

2002 - 2003

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El Matam El Mish Masry

2012

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El Puente

1982 - ongoing

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Employment of Former Drug Users

2003 - ongoing

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Energia Alternativa para Isla Paulino

2000 - ongoing

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Experimental Station

2002-ongoing

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Experimental Station

2002 - ongoing

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Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.)

1966 - ongoing

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ExRotaprint

2005 - ongoing

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Face Your World

2005 - 2011

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Falling Fruit

2013- ongoin

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Flood

1992 - 1995

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Free for all

2000

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Free International University (FIU) for Creativity and Interdisciplinary Research

1972-1988

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Free-Range Grain

2003 - 2004

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Freehouse

2009 - ongoing

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Freiräume Map Berlin

2009 - ongoing

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Frontier Vest

2006

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Fruit Tree Adoptions

2007 - ongoing

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Furnishing Social Institutions

2005 - ongoing

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Ghana ThinkTank

2006 - ongoing

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Green Guerrillas

1973 - ongoing

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Green House

1977 - ongoing

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Guaraná Power

2003 - ongoing

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Haagse Beek

1991 - ongoing

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Haircuts by Children

2006 - 2007

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Hamdallaye Project

1998 - ongoing

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Handboek voor de Stadswildernis

2011

Survival guide for living without a house in the fringes of Dutch cities

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Harvest Festival

2010

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Het Apollohuis

1980-2001

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Het Karregat

1973 - ongoing

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Home Design Services

2001

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Home Improvement Service

2012 - ongoing

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Homeless Vehicle

1987 - 1989

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Honest Shop

2012 - ongoing

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House of Cars, #1 and #2

1983, 1988

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Hucha de los deseos

2009 - 2010

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Hudson 2+4

2008

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Human Hotel

2009 - ongoing

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Humanitarian Aid

2008 - 2013

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Hunnie

2010 - 2014

Project Hunnie researches new forms of nature recreation and landscape maintenance in De Bovenlanden, a 470 hectare peat meadow landscape in the Province of Utrecht (NL).

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Hygiene System

1997

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I Make Maintenance Art One Hour Every Day

1976

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ID: a criminal project

2007 - ongoing

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Immigrant Labor Issues

1995

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Improving Conditions in Deportation Detention

1996

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In situ Sanctuary

2003

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Indymedia.org

1999 - ongoing

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Inflatables

1968 - 1978

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Initiatives for unemployed people

1998-ongoing

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Instant City

1971

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Institute for Human Activities

2012 - ongoing

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Inteligencias colectivas

2010 - ongoing

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Intervention #1

2012

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Intervention #2

2012

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Isuma Productions

1988 - ongoing

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Joanie 4 Jackie

1996 - ongoing

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Kein Mensch Ist Illegal

1997 - ongoing

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Kesen Transplant

2012

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Kibera Public Space Project

2006 - ongoing

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Kleine Gerechtstuin / Little Garden of Justice

1973

A complete manual, step-by-step showing the whole building process so anyone could create their own little garden

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Koshirakura Landscape Workshop

1996 - ongoing

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Kosovo Box

2001 - 2006

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Kurdistan

1973

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Language Schools in the Kosovo War

1999 - 2003

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Lectures and other essays

1860-1900

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Light Therapy

1999

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Lonely

2010 - 2012

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Loompanics

2001- ongoing

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Love apples

2008

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Mad Housers

1987 - ongoing

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Maleteros

2005

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Manicurated

2002

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Medical Care for Homeless People

1993 - ongoing

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Mejor Vida Corp

1997 - ongoing

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Memetro

2010 - ongoing

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Midnight University

1997 - ongoing

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Mirage—Disused Public Property in Taiwan

2010 - 2013

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Missdata

2005 - ongoing

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Mobile Academy: blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge

2005 - ongoing

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Mobile Diary Unit

2011 - ongoing

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Mobile Linear City

1991

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Mosireen

2011 - ongoing

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Museo de la Calle

1998 - ongoing

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NAC Foundation (New Ateliers Charlois)

2004 - ongoing

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New Babylon

1956 - 1974

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New Day New Standard

1998 - ongoing

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New Walk Ways in New Bell

2010 - ongoing

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New World Summit

2012 - ongoing

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NO+

1983

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Non Stop Video Club

1999

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Offside

2011

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Over onze actual leefwijze / Concerning our Present way of living

1978

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Pad.ma

2008 - ongoing

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Palas por pistolas

2008 - ongoing

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paraSITE

1997 - 2008

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Park Fiction

1995 - ongoing

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Pavlovsk Experimental Station

1926 - ongoing

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Peep Under the Elbe

2008

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Peninsula

1985-1995

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People’s park

1969-ongoing

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Piazza dell’Artigianato 0

2013 - ongoing

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Playgrounds

1947-1978

A tactical solution to give neighbourhoods their own playground

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Please Love Austria

2000

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Portable Park

1970 - ongoing

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Problem solving through networking

2012

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Project for the Tirana Facades

2009 - ongoing

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Project Row Houses

1993 - ongoing

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Prototype For Self Employed Economic Unit (Street shop box)

2003

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Provo

1965 - 1967

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Proyecto Meteoro

2003

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Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary: Living Proposal

2012 - ongoing

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Public Fruit Maps

2004 - ongoing

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Questuamatic

2009 - 2010

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Radical Software

1970 - 1975

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Rainwater Harvesting

2010

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Re-Biennale

2008 - lopend

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Recetas Urbanas

1996 - ongoing

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Refugee wear

1992 - 2007

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Residuos Urbanos Sólidos (RUS)

2001- ongoing

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Revival Field

1991 - ongoing

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Rifiuto Con Affetto

2007 - ongoing

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Ruilbank

2013

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Shelter for drug-addicted women

1994 - 2000

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Space Sharing

2012

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Stalker Lab

1990 - ongoing

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State in Time or NSK State

1992 - ongoing

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Street-Level Youth Media (Tele-Vecindario)

1993 - ongoing

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Strike at Brannans

1972

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Superquadra casa-armário

2007

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Taller Flora

2000 - ongoing

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Tamms Year Ten

2008 - ongoing

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Temescal Amity Works

2004-2007

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Tequiografías

2010 - ongoing

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The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art

1970 - ongoing

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The Aphrodite Project

2000 - ongoing

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The center of urban pedagogy (CUP)

1997 - ongoing

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The Cook, the Farmer, His Wife and Their Neighbour

2009

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The Diggers Free Store

1965 - ongoing (online)

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The Garden Library

1989 - ongoing

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The Garden Project

1992 - ongoing

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The Green Bans

1971 - 1974

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The Making Make It Yours

2013 - ongoing

Recylcling human hair waste with the traditional felt technique to produce homemade felt and objects

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The Mending Project

2009

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The Milk Truck

2011 - ongoing

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The Open Public Library

1991 - 1993

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The Patriot Library

2003

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The Public School

2007 - ongoing

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The Rolling Jubilee

2012 - ongoing

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The Russia – The Land of Opportunity

2011 - ongoing

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The Silent University

2012 - ongoing

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Theatre of the Oppressed: Legislative Theater

1956-ongoing

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Ticketing Jessica Lappin

2010

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TOOLS/SUPERCHANNEL

1998 - 2007

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TOOLS/SUPERGAS

1997 - ongoing

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Torovestimenta

1995 - 2009

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Trade School

2010 - ongoing

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Trampoline House

2010 - ongoing

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Transborder Immigrant Tool

2007 - ongoing

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Tucuman Arde

1968

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Turning a public toilet into a spa

2007

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Ubuweb

1996 - ongoing

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uMuthiMAYCHE

2009 - ongoing

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Untitled (free/still)

1992, 1995, 2007, 2011

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Urban Space Station

2008 - ongoing

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Useful Art works

1969

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Ushahidi

2008 - ongoing

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Vigilia / Night Watch

2005 - 2006

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Violence prevention through urban upgrading (VPUU)

2006 - ongoing

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Wasteland

2000- ongoing

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Water Pumps (Nalapar sites)

2000 - ongoing

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Weggeefwinkels

2003 - ongoing

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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

1999 - ongoing

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When Platitudes Become Form

2012 - ongoing

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Wikipedia

2001 - ongoing

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Women on waves

1999-ongoing

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Work before playing

2010 - ongoing

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www.vivireternamente.org

2011 - ongoing

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X-PO

2007 - ongoing

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X. C. Préfet de … Plaidoirie pour une jurisprudence

2006 - 2007

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Yalangbara

1963 - ongoing

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Yomango

2002 - ongoing

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Zapatista Tactical Floodnet

1998

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Zesde Kolonne-Flipside Art Space

1984-ongoing

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