Assembly is a co-authored social practice conference that includes 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. Descriptions of each event will be up later this week. Assembly 2016 will take place in Portland, OR from May 12-15 and is free and open to the public.

Are you coming from out of town?  Please get in touch with us and let us know you’ll be there.  Contact  We look forward to seeing you!

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
2:00 – 3:00 PM    The Unknown, IPRC, Lauren, IPRC
4:00 – 5:30 PM    The Mammalian SMYLE, PICA, Darren O’Donnell
5:30 – 6:30 PM    DINNER
6:30 – 8:00 PM    Community Discussion: The Ethics of Photography, Newspace, Steve Davis, Emily Fitzgerald,  Jim Lommasson, and Beth Nakamura
8:30 – 9:30 PM    The First Session, LIKEWISE, Derek Hamm
9:30 -10:30 PM    Opening Conversation, LIKEWISE, Ariana Jacob

Friday, May 13, 2016
10:00-12:00 PM   Student Research with Free Lunch, PSU Ondine Res Hall, Roz Crews
1:00 –  2:00 PM    Williams Ave Mapping Circle, Project Grow, Emma Colburn
3:00 – 5:00 PM     Art & Sports Museum Opening, Rec Center, Anke Schüttler & Lauren Moran; Data Drafting with Adam Carlin, Rec Center
5:00 – 7:00 PM     DINNER
7:00 – 8:00 PM     Ink Visible, Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, Arianna Warner
9:00 – 11:00 PM   Getting to Know YouTube: Influence’s Influences, curated by Roz Crews with presentations from Roya Amirsoleymani, Harrell Fletcher, and Lisa Jarrett, LIKEWISE

Saturday, May 14, 2016
10:00-11:00 AM   Something To Teach You, Meeting at the North end of SW Salmon and SW Park, Adam Carlin
11:00-12:00 PM   Common Language, Renee Sills & Kimberly Sutherland, The Portland Open Space Sequence
12:00 – 1:00 PM   LUNCH
1:00 – 3:00 PM     Some Time Between Us, Emily Fitzgerald, Hollywood Senior Center & Beaumont School
4:00 – 6:00 PM     The Global Table: Tasting Party, Zenger Farm, Amanda Leigh Evans and Krysta Williams
6:00 – 7:00 PM     DINNER (suggested – Portland Mercado)
7:00 – 9:00 PM     Collaborative Learning for Physical Prowess (on the dance floor): How to Dance Like a Boss, Jens Hauge & Renee Sills, Performance Works NW
9:00 – 10:00 PM   The People’s (dance) Party, Jens Hauge & Renee Sills, Performance Works NW

Sunday, May 15, 2016
10:00-11:00 AM   Wearable Worlds, Anya Wild and Natalya Kolosowsky
11:00-12:00 PM   Motherhood and Social Practice Picnic, Overlook Park, Yara El-Sherbini and Davina Drummond
12:00 – 1:00 PM   LUNCH
1:00 – 3:00 PM    Backyards, 4535 NE Garfield Ave, Kimberly Sutherland & Paul West
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.
5:00 – 7:00 PM     DINNER
7:00 – 8:00 PM     Artist Talk by Yara El-Sherbini and Davina Drummond, Likewise
8:30 – 9:30 PM     Closing Conversation, LIKEWISE, Ariana Jacob

Thoughts on the Assembly by Students from the Native American Youth and Family Center, Darren O’Donnell and NAYA’s Art and Social Change Class
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