It Can Change As We Go Along

It Can Change As We Go Along is a publication documenting the first ten years of the Art and Social Practice MFA Program at Portland State University, including a conversation with the first-year cohort and a second conversation with the tenth-year cohort. The book includes a survey of photos, including documentation of Open Engagement, Assembly, Shine a Light, visiting scholars, and student projects. Edited by Amanda Leigh Evans and Harrell Fletcher.

Social Forms of Art Journal

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.

Graduate Publications

Each student from the PSU Art and Social Practice MFA program completes a graduate publication about a socially engaged project. The following are examples of past and recent publications.

Reference Points

The Reference Points book series is produced by students from the PSU Art and Social Practice MFA program to focus on important people and issues in the discipline of art and social practice. The first ten books of the ongoing series have featured Wendy Ewald, Pablo Helguera, Luis Camnitzer, Ben Kinmont, John Malpede, and Temporary Services, among significant others. The series is overseen by Julie Ault and Harrell Fletcher, designed by Molly Sherman, and published by Publication Studio in Portland, Oregon.