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Open Engagement comes to Oakland

Mark your calendars. April 29–May 1, 2016 Our favorite family friendly conference of social practice artists, writers, movers, shakers, and makers is coming to Oakland! Open Engagement (OE) is an international conference and platform to support socially engaged art. The

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The View from Queens: An Interview with Artist Christine Wong Yap

I met Christine Wong Yap in the Summer of 1999 in Philadelphia at a heated July Fourth political rally in support of Mumia Abu Jamal. As two young Asian-American women navigating the East Coast with little more than a skateboard

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Open Engagement 2014: Life/Work

I just got back from the Open Engagement conference in New York this week. The theme of the conference was Life/Work and offered and opportunity for artists working in “social practice” to consider the seams, edges, overlap, torque, and friction

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