About the Journal

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The Art and Social Practice Journal is an initiative of the Portland State University Art and Social Practice Master of Fine Arts Program. The journal is a student run publication that aims to publish interviews, site visits, public research, project updates, essays, and artist writings that relate to social practice as a field.

By taking an expansive view of the journal as a platform, our goal is to build a body of written and multimedia work that reflects the places, people, dialogues, and observations that build out of socially engaged practices. We hope to do this by providing a forum and online platform for socially engaged artists to publish work (both directly and indirectly relating to their practices) and situating this work in the communities where it is taking place. The journal is not a forum for art criticism, but an attempt to create a site for critical discourse around socially engaged practices.

The Social Practice Journal is open to submissions and project proposals. We open this online space up for hosting information, data, writing, and multimedia.

For more information or to submit: yspencer@pdx.edu

The Social Forms of Art (SoFA) Journal is a publication dedicated to supporting, documenting and contextualising social forms of art and its related fields and disciplines. Each issue of the Journal takes an eclectic look at the ways in which artists are engaging with communities, institutions and the public. The Journal supports and discusses projects that offer critique, commentary and context for a field that is active and expanding.

Created within the Portland State University Art & Social Practice Masters In Fine Arts. Program, SoFA Journal is now fully online.

Conversations on Everything is an expanding collection of interviews produced as part of SoFA Journal. Through the potent format of casual interviews as artistic research, insight is harvested from artists, curators, people of other fields and everyday humans. These conversations study social forms of art as a field that lives between and within both art and life.

SoFA Journal
c/o PSU Art & Social Practice
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207