Social practice art is not my favorite type of art. I think there is a fine line between doing things for your community and social practice art. This leads to the ultimate question of "What is art?". In the end, art is art if the creator of the work makes it with the intention of being art. When I first heard about the row house project, I thought it was dumb. I didn't know why someone was restoring houses and calling it art. In my mind, I felt as though the artist wanted his name to be known for doing something nice and calling it art. After I read this article, I realized that it pertained more to art than I thought. The artist was restoring these houses and turning them into artistic and cultural hubs. I liked this piece more than others, like Mel Chin's work that addressed the issue of lead poisoning. Although I do think something needs to be done about lead poisoning, I'm not sure if his attempt at finding a solution is really art. Why does it have to be an art project? Why can't he just do this without making it art? I guess it confuses me why this needs to be art and what the purpose behind it being art is. I am open to other opinions but as of right now, social practice art is a little strange to me.