Mary Jane Jacob details the state of social practice in Scotland.
Mary Jane Jacob details the state of social practice in Scotland.
May 20

Social Practice on Bad At Sports

Mary Jane Jacob (Executive Director of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies) closed her spring blog series on social practice for Bad At Sports with a final post on May 14. Detailing a five-day trip across the Scottish Highlands, Jacob highlights the model “town as venue” practiced by various small communities ranging from 200–600 in population. “For us as visitors privy to locals’ discourses, we sensed a commitment to community, the wish to identify as a group and share some common goals by which these places can evolve and live into the future,” she says. “This meant that in each of our discussions, they asked large questions of their small places. This is a Social Practice, but community is at the heart.”