"This is a book about participatory art and its more radical predecessor, community art. It is written from a perspective of engagement.
Community art has been my working life, inspiring, educating and supporting me. I am as certain of its value today as I was in my younger days—no, more certain, because I have learned so much. the principles that underpin my work are unchanged, but they have been toughened by four decades of making, observing, accompanying and researching participatory art in more than 40 countries..." François Matarasso