What is participatory art and why is it impactful?

Toby Time, Memory Exchange Series by Fié Neo at London Design Festival

What is participatory art?

There are many different kinds of participation. It can range from an interactive installation in a museum to a conversation on the street or a 3 year long theatre production with a group of elderly.

If I had two chairs on the street and a sign that writes “Let’s talk about home.” Will you call it art?