Over the course of the Equal Justice theme (September 2017 to November 2018), SFAI residents and community partners creatively addressed systemic and structural issues of social inequity, both historically and in contemporary society.
Equal Justice is often thought to be the basis of democratic society, yet as democracy has developed around the world, there are many governmental, societal, and trade barriers to equality such as segregation, racial profiling, gender discrimination, xenophobic policies, mass incarceration, and forced cultural assimilation. In response to these lived realities, we asked:

Guiding Questions

  • How can art be used to engage systems of power and foster social equity?
  • How can community action creatively address accountability and responsibility for equal justice within legal, financial, and social systems?
  • How can creative practices bear witness and give testimony to those who experience and suffer injustice, and in the process help to transform systems of structural oppression?