Field Notes

PSST: Wendy Willis

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Wendy Willis, founder and director of Oregon’s Kitchen Table, poet and essayist, talks about her various roles as a public practitioner, the relationship between artist and political organizer, and the ways in which artists can serve the community through participatory projects.

The full conversation can be heard here.

Each week, students in the PSU Art and Social Practice Program invite members of the community into the classroom for a public conversation. The topics discussed vary widely, ranging from ecology, to urban planning, to activism, to just about anything.

PSST: Linda K. Johnson

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Artist Linda K. Johnson talks with the program about some of here site-specific, socially engaged projects, as well as the changing art landscape in Portland, Oregon. Image from “TAXLOT #1S1E4ODD” a temporary urban garden the artist constructed from 2000-2001.

You can listen to the conversation here.

Each week, students in the PSU Art and Social Practice Program invite members of the community into the classroom for a public conversation. The topics discussed vary widely, ranging from ecology, to urban planning, to activism, to just about anything.

PSST: Sue Palmer

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Artist Sue Palmer asks the group about their relationship to parks and public space. The conversation goes back and forth between her work here in the US, and the work of students in the program.

You can listen to the conversation here.

Each week, students in the PSU Art and Social Practice Program invite members of the community into the classroom for a public conversation. The topics discussed vary widely, ranging from ecology, to urban planning, to activism, to just about anything.

PSST: Taryn Tomasello

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Artist and curator Taryn Tomasello discusses her recent self-declared residency at Ross Island in the Willamette River as well as other curatorial and artistic projects which occur outside of traditional art spaces.

You can listen to the conversation here.

Each week, students in the PSU Art and Social Practice Program invite members of the community into the classroom for a public conversation. The topics discussed vary widely, ranging from ecology, to urban planning, to activism.