Lauren Monsein Rhodes is Associate Director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in Chicago, IL USA. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor in the Cultural and Social Anthropology Program at University of Latvia and a Visiting Lecturer at RISEBA Faculty of Architecture and Design. She holds a PhD and MA in Anthropology from University of Washington (Seattle, WA USA), a MSEd in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education (New York, NY USA), and a BA in Anthropology from Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH USA).

A Community-Based Practice or Just “A Practice”? Socially Engaged Art in the Baltic States


During a recent discussion that I attended on socially engaged art, conducted during the run up to the next Open Engagement Conference (an international conference devoted to socially engaged art that will be held in my current city of Chicago,

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