a co-authored social practice conference

May 27–31, 2015
Portland, Oregon

Assembly is a five day set of presentations, discussions, interventions, performances, and activities addressing and exploring topics related to art and social practice. The wide variety of public events are organized and curated by PSU Art and Social Practice MFA faculty, students, and alumni as well as invited partners, both individuals and institutions. Venues will include various locations on the PSU campus and surrounding neighborhoods. A newspaper, poster series, and digital information will create a formalized framework that the semi-autonomous activities exist within. All events are free and open to anyone who would like to attend.

If you or your organization are interested in participating please let us know. The cost for event inclusion in Assembly is $250 for an individual or collaborative group, and $500 for institutions. 

Please feel free to pass this information on to other possibly interested people and organizations.

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday May 27th
9:00-12:00 am Embodied Response @ PSU dance studio
1:00-2:00 pm Temporary (Visible Disability) Tattoo Lecture & launch of performance 
2:30-3:30 pm A slow hello parade and un-small-talk fair 
3:30-5:30 pm Draw Write Here - Helene Fischman
6:00-7:30 pm Julie Ault, at Central Library US Bank Meeting Room
8:00-10:00 pm C3 Initiative hosting Christine Wong Yap in partnership with The Portland 'Pataphysical Society’ (@ PataPDX)
Thursday May 28th
9:30-11:00 am Reproductive Justice Tour in SW Portland 
12:00-1:00 pm Uri Tzaig Recreation 
1:00-1:50 pm Art & Sports Lecture Series. PSU Campus Rec Lobby
2:00-4:00 pm STRIKE DEBT PDX Debtors’ Assembly (w/PSU Student Union) Park Blocks
4:30 pm-6:00 pm Magnum exhibition opening at King School
7:00-8:30 pm Cassie Thornton Artist talk at Shattuck Hall
9:00-10:00 pm Evening Bedfellows Conversation with Phoebe Davies (at Likewise)
10:00-11:00 pm Phoebe Davies Artist Talk (at Likewise)
Friday May 29th
10:00-12:00pm Radical Imagination Gymnasium: Tamara Lynne @ Project Grow
12:30-2:00 Reference Points at Publication Studio
2:30-4:00 pm Social Craft Conversation circle at MoCC 
4:30-6:00 pm MAGNUM PANEL on Postcards at PAM
6:30-8:00 pm Speed Dating Game with Emily Carr
9:00-10:00pm Mark Menjivar @ Likewise
Saturday May 30th 
9:30-11:30 am Blue Sky workshop 
11:45-1:45 pm Radical Imagination Gymnasium: Bodies of Knowledge by Carmen Papalia at Project Grow
2:00-4:00 pm Michael Rohd event at PICA
4:00-5:00 pm Happy Hour at PICA 
5:30-7:00 pm Amanda’s project at composition
7:30-10:00 pm Magnum Pop-up at New Space
10:30 pm Dance party at Dig A Pony
Sunday May 31st
9:00-11:00 Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord Reading and Discussion with Avalon Kalin (in SEC building)
11:00-12:00 pm Edible plants hike SW Downtown 
12:00-1:30 pm Lifesongs Workshop with Alysha Shaw graphic design AB320
2:00-3:30 pm Embodied Response Dance journalists performance at Shattuck Hall 
4:00-5:30 pm Christopher Michago Box Project (Monster Destruction)
6:30-9:00 pm See You Again - project at PAM with dinner (PAM Courtyard)
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Info on Assembly 2014: