From October 1 - November 24, 2013 MAP produced MAP 2013, in the greater Dallas – Fort Worth area, a festival and exhibition of projects that restore and preserve the environment, promotes social justice and advances human knowledge and well-being. The exhibition included interdisciplinary projects, performances, public art, workshops, lectures, a bike share program and other public programs. MAP 2013 directly engaged the audience in ways that: expanded their perspective on how arts and culture can make positive contributions to the lives of the greater community; enhanced civic engagement through participatory projects, for multi-generational groups from various communities; produced unique opportunities for artists, scientists, cultural institutions, government agencies and other individuals and organizations throughout the greater DFW area to engage and collaborate, building relationships and increasing cross disciplinary understanding.
A lab for cross-media and cross-cultural practices that incorporated new technologies and tools for innovative art making, MAP 2013 engaged a variety of forces including, social, economic and cultural that are shaping the natural and built environment. The MAP 2013 catalog, available in early 2013, will include information about each project; essays and conversations that will offer ideas and insight for how art as social practice can promote positive change. More than just record of the exhibition, the catalog will be a resource for people who want to produce social practice projects in their own communities.