Assembly: 2018 Art + Social Practice Gathering
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 9:00am
Assembly: 2018 Art + Social Practice Gathering

The Portland State University MFA Art & Social Practice Program invites you to Assembly, a free and accessible gathering featuring public projects​ ​examining civic engagement, June 1-3, 2018.

Assembly is a co-authored social practice gathering that includes discussions, interventions, presentations and participatory projects that address topics related to art and social practice. Join us in shaping the collective experience by contributing to dialog, group projects and co-created publications that will unfold at Portland City Hall, Multnomah Central Library, the Native American Student Cultural Center and public civic spaces in Portland.

Members of the PSU Art and Social Practice MFA program organize Assembly every year to showcase current work and collaborations with members of the local community. ​During this full weekend conference, we will examine the topic of civic engagement. Attend one or all of the events.

This year we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Assembly and the 10th anniversary of the Art and Social Practice MFA program. Come celebrate with us.

Assembly Schedule [PDF]


All events are FREE and open to the public.

Friday, June 1st

Portland City Hall​
1221 SW 4th Ave #110​, Portland, OR 97204

The Office of Landlord-Tenant Affairs: Spectate or Speculate! with Zeph Fishlyn and Eric John Olson

Portland City Special Projects: Dial an Old Friend with Eric John Olson, Samuel Wildman and participants from the Hollywood Senior Center

Remnants of Color Blue: Short term display (Artist Talk and panel discussion) with Richard Lundquist, Anupam Singh, Martha Gies, and Janan Stoll

Difference is a Field with Lauren Moran

Lunch + Exchange Endowments with Adam Carlin and Kimberly Sutherland 1:00–2:00PM​ - Citizen | 100 with Shoshana Gugenheim Kedem, Gerald Scrutchions, and the Martin Luther King Jr. School 7th Grade Social Studies Class

The City Seal of Portland, Oregon with Xi Jie Ng (Salty)

Pluralist Practices in Portland | Prácticas Pluralistas en Portland | Thuc tiên da nguyên o Portland with Roshani Thakore, Yaelle Amir, Patricia Vasquez-Gomez, Roya Amirsoleymani, Ariana Jacob, Lisa Bates, and Humberto Marquez Mendez

Forgiveness Pop Up meditation with Amy Subach + Ceding & Creating Space with Artist Michael Bernard Stevenson Jr.

KSMoCA Opening Reception, ​Byron Kim: Sunday Paintings​. King School Museum of Contemporary Art 4906 NE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

Saturday, June 2nd

​Multnomah County Central Library​
801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

In Step with Tia Kramer and Shoshana Gugenheim Kedem

12:30–1:20PM - Lunch

Art & Social Practice Special Collections with Lauren Moran, Shoshana Gugenheim Kedem, and Roshani Thakore

Porous Wonder with Xi Jie Ng (Salty)

Correspondence Course with Anke Schüttler, Roshani Thakore, Spencer Byrne-Seres, and the Free Minds Collective

It Can Change As We Go Along, organized by Roz Crews, Mark Menjivar, and Molly Sherman

Karaoke at Suki’s, 2401 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Sunday, June 3rd

​Portland State University ​Native American Student Community Center
​​710 SW Jackson St, Portland, OR 97201

Speaking, Speaker. with Jessica Cerullo, Tia Kramer, and Anke Schuettler 

Collaborative Mapmaking with Emma Colburn

Lunch by Real Food, Faux Truck, Food Truck with Riley Zahara Jacobsen and Beck Anders Jacobsen Assisted by Artist Michael Bernard Stevenson Jr.

Social Practice Assembly Pop-ups Featuring:

SoFA Journal Blow Up Launch Party
Forgiveness Pop Up meditation (one on one’s) with Amy Subach
The Office of Landlord-Tenant Affairs is ready to serve you
Real Food,​ ​Faux Truck, Food Truck
Ceding & Creating Space

Portland Tropical Gardens Closing Party, Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

SAMPling Tropics | SAMP Laptop Ensemble, directed by Burke Jam (in collaboration with Emma Colburn) at Portland Tropical Gardens