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 bi-annual publication dedicated to supporting, documenting, and contextualizing socially engaged art and its related fields and disciplines. Each issue of the Journal focuses on a different theme in order to take a deep look at the ways in which artists are engaging with communities, institutions, and the public. The Journal seeks to support writing and web based projects that offer documentation, critique, commentary and context for a field that is active and expanding.

The SoFA Journal is published in print and PDF form twice a year, in June and December by the PSU Art & Social Practice Program. In addition to the print publication, the Journal hosts an online platform for ongoing projects.

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