Portland, Ore.
May 12–15, 2016
A co-authored
social practice conference
All events are free +
open to the public

Assembly is a free four-day set of presentations, discussions, interventions, and activities that address topics related to art and social practice. Participants shape the collective experience by contributing to dialogue, group projects, and publications.


Thursday, May 12

2:00–3:00 PM

The Unknown

Lauren Moran and IPRC


4:00–5:30 PM

The Mammalian SMYLE

Darren O’Donnell


5:30–6:30 PM


6:30–8:00 PM

Community Discussion: The Ethics of Photography

Yaelle Amir with Steve Davis, Emily Fitzgerald, Jim Lommasson, and Beth Nakamura

Newspace Center for Photography

8:30-9:30 PM

The First Session

Derek Hamm


9:30–10:30 PM

Opening Conversation

Facilitated by Ariana Jacob


Friday, May 13

10:00-12:00 PM

Student Research with Free Lunch

Roz Crews with Globalization First-Year Experience Freshman Inquiry Students

PSU Broadway Residence Hall

1:00–2:00 PM

Williams Ave Mapping Circle

Emma Colburn in collaboration with Project Grow artists

Project Grow

3:00–5:00 PM

Portland Museum of Art & Sports Opening

Anke Schüttler and Lauren Moran

Data Drafting

Adam Carlin

PSU Campus Rec Center

5:00–7:00 PM


7:00-8:00 PM

Ink Visible Public Event

Arianna Warner, Kimber Teatro, Aubrey Hight, Tanya Magdalena, Trevor Ward, and Lindsay Carter

Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

9:00–11:00 PM

Getting to Know You(Tube): Influence’s Influences

Curated by Roz Crews with presentations from Roya Amirsoleymani, Harrell Fletcher, and Lisa Jarrett


Saturday, May 14

10:00-11:00 AM

The Walking School Presents The Know Parade

Adam Carlin and The Walking School

North end of the Park Blocks

SW Park Ave & SW Salmon St

11:00-12:00 PM

Common Language

Renee Sills and Kimberly Sutherland in collaboration with the PSU Site Dance Class and Tere Mathern

The Portland Open Space Sequence

Beginning at The Source Fountain

12:00–1:00 PM


1:00–3:00 PM

Some Time Between Us

Emily Fitzgerald, Seniors from the Hollywood Senior Center, and Youth from Beaumont Middle School

Hollywood Senior Center

4:00–6:00 PM

The Global Table: Tasting Party

Amanda Leigh Evans and Krysta Williams in collaboration with Farida Hadid, Blanca Hernandez, and Paula Hernandez

Zenger Farm

6:00-7:00 PM

Dinner (Portland Mercado suggested)

7:00-9:00 PM

Collaborative Learning for Physical Prowess (on the dance floor): How to Dance Like a Boss

Jens Hauge and Renee Sills with guest presenters Leif J. Lee, Tonisha Toler, and Padraic O’Meara

Performance Works Northwest


The People’s (dance) Party

Jens Hauge and Renee Sills

Performance Works Northwest

Sunday, May 15

10:00–11:00 AM

Wearable Worlds

Anya Wild and Natalya Kolosowsky

Overlook Park

11:00–12:00 PM

Motherhood: A Social Practice

Yara El-Sherbini and Davina Drummond

Overlook Park

12:00–1:00 PM


1:00–3:00 PM


Kimberly Sutherland and Paul West

4535 NE Garfield Ave

4:00–5:00 PM

The Useful Art Object

Amanda Leigh Evans with Daniel DuFord, Namita Gupta Wiggers, Nicole Gugliotti, Lisa Jarrett, and Denise Mullen

Yale Union Kitchen

5:00–7:00 PM


7:00–8:00 PM

Artist Talk

Yara El-Sherbini and Davina Drummond


8:30–9:30 PM

Closing Conversation

Ariana Jacob