ABSTRACT

This essay visualises how art-based methods and practices are influential in the re-shaping of social work education in the paradigmatic shift towards glocalisation. It sets out from the emergence of the glocal from the art exhibit Rubik’s Cube of Ecology in Bonn in 1990, which was named the glocal cube by Dr. Manfred Lange. Further, it draws on literature from the expressive arts and social sculpture to illustrate how social art forms can be used to promote social and spatial justice, democracy, and inclusivity. This essay includes illustrations from a seminar conducted by the author on arts and social work in social work education that used clothes, images, and dreams to promote critical reflexivity, creativity, and imagination.