AlterForum is a collective exploration of socially engaged and participatory practices. Our membership is composed of a fluctuating group of 12 artists who have met on 6 occasions over the course of 2013. Following a series of potluck dinners, members participated in presentations, workshops and discussions concerning the evolution and purpose of participatory art and socially engaged practices in the contemporary art world.

“Socially engaged art, participatory art, social practice, relational aesthetics, social justice art, community art, relational art, activist art—all are terms used to describe an art which takes its form from artistic practice within the context of human interaction and social spaces.” 
Cara List, Art and Architecture Librarian, University of Oregon