The 2022 Edition of Your Favorite Co-Authored Art & Social Practice Conference!
Organized by the Portland State University Art & Social Practice MFA Program for 10 years and counting.
Friday, June 3rd – Sunday June 5th, 2022
Join us in person at:
KSMoCA / Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
4906 NE 6th Ave 97211 Portland, OR
OR virtually via:
all virtual programming will have real-time captioning
Join Zoom Meeting: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/9449207164
Meeting ID: 944 920 7164
YouTube Live: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8tK6tLOx4gP0qsOItRwl-w
Since 2014, the Portland State University Art + Social Practice MFA students have co-authored an annual multi-day gathering of participatory events, discussions, and presentations highlighting our collaborative work and inspirations. To create this gathering, students make and cultivate projects through existing relationships, curiosity, and chance encounters. In the past this has led us to many places around the city including a community center, city hall, a school, a panadería, a river, a senior center, and more.
This year Assembly is in collaboration with the Dr Martin Luther King Jr School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA). The event is an extension of our return to in-person engagement with the school’s students and community. This will also be our first “hybrid” Assembly event with in-person and virtual access to the programming. We will share new work that has emerged in this context, as well as new conversations within existing projects and collaborations at this site. The PSU 2022 Art + Social Practice MFA graduating class will also present public talks about their work as part of the program.
The Dr Martin Luther King Jr School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA), is a contemporary art museum and social practice art project inside, and in partnership with, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School, a Pre K-5th grade public school in NE Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2014 by Portland State University professors Lisa Jarrett and Harrell Fletcher, KSMoCA connects public school students with internationally renowned contemporary artists through collaborative workshops, exhibitions, artists lectures and site-specific commissions. Students learn through experience about museum practice and careers in the arts by participating as curators, preparators, artists, gallerists, writers, and docents.
KSMoCA reimagines the way museums, public schools, and universities can affect people, culture, and perspectives by creating radical intersections for sharing resources across organizations. Programs are developed collaboratively with the Dr MLK Jr School community, PSU students, and a team of supporting artists.
To receive project, event, the zoom link, and schedule updates – RSVP HERE!
Friday, June 3rd
|12:00pm – 12:50pm||How to Make Friends: Advice From Some Fourth Graders||Olivia DelGandio & Ms. Bre’s Class||Library at Dr. MLK Jr Elem School + Zoom||Participatory|
|1:00PM – 1:50PM||Art Forgery Club||Caryn Aasness & Students||Library at Dr. MLK Jr Elem School + Zoom||Workshop/Play|
|2:00PM – 2:50PM||IAC: The Stone||Diana Marcela Cuartas & Illia Yakovenko||The Halls of KSMoCA||Show Opening|
|3:00PM – 3:50PM||The 5th Grade Safety Patrol High Vizibility Crosswalk Spectacutlar||Becca Kauffmann & Mo Geiger and MLK Jr School Crosswalk Crew||Dr. MLK: the rainbow crosswalk by the soccer court at NE Grand Ave and Humboldt St||Public Performance|
|4:00PM – 4:50PM||Artist Talk with Moe and Luz||Luz Blumenfeld & Moe||Library at Dr. MLK Jr Elem School + Zoom||Conversation|
Saturday, June 4th
|10:00AM – 10:50AM||Persona Muy Importante – VIP Tour||Diana Marcela Cuartas||Touring all around the Museum – there is a table in the hallway/ entry||Tour / Visita guiada VIP|
|11:00AM – 11:50AM||The Art We Value||Shelbie Loomis||Library at Dr. MLK Jr Elem School + Zoom||Graduate Lecture|
|12:00PM – 12:50PM||LUNCH|
|1:00PM – 1:50PM||🏀 N-E-I-G-H-B-O-R 🏀||Lillyanne Pham and Lo||Dr. MLK Outside Basketball Court||Basketball Game|
|2:00PM – 2:50PM||Field Guide to a Crisis and Chester: Staring Down the White Gaze||Justin Maxon||Virtual||Graduate Lecture|
|3:00PM – 3:50PM||Invitation to Rest||Marina Lopez + Clara Takarabe||Virtual||Time to rest|
|4:00PM – 4:50PM||I Want Everyone to Know with Ms. Melodie Adams||Laura Glazer & Ms. Melodie Adams||Library at Dr. MLK Jr Elem School + Zoom||Interview and Presentation|
|5:00PM – 5:50PM||Book Launch||Laura Glazer & Ms. Melodie Adams||Library at Dr. MLK Jr Elem School + Zoom||Book Signing/Ceremony|
Sunday, June 5th
|10:00AM – 10:50AM||SoFA Journal Release Party||PSU Art and Social Practice Program||Library at Dr. MLK Jr Elem School + Zoom||Journal Release|
|11:00AM – 11:50AM||Self Care Zine Workshop||Kiara Walls and Lillyanne Pham||MLK Parking Lot||Workshop|
|12:00PM – 12:50PM||Lens-based Practices & Socially Engaged Art||Rebecca Copper||Library at Dr. MLK Jr Elem School + Zoom||Graduate Lecture|
|1:00PM – 1:50PM||LUNCH|
|2:00PM – 2:50PM||Collective Doing||Mo Geiger||Library at Dr. MLK Jr Elem School + Zoom||Graduate Lecture|
|3:00PM – 3:50PM||The Gatherade Stand 01||Giliian Rappaport and students from Ms. Johnson’s 5th Grade Class||Library at Dr. MLK Jr Elem School + Zoom||Interactive Installation|
|4:00PM – 4:50PM||Closing Event||PSU Art and Social Practice Program||TBA||Party/Celebration|