I was recently in Portland, OR, for the second annual Open Engagement conference, hosted by Portland State University's department of Social Practice. Many other NoDS affiliates and enthusiasts were present, and some more recruited along the way. The conference addressed many topics pertaining to socially engaged art making, interventions and activism in every day life, and was a great space to spread NoDS across the continent. For all of you who expressed interest in Portland, get your applications in! Summer time is prime time for a domestic residency!
There is a long winded explanation of events, and contributors to the conference on my blog, www.realmofreject.wordpress.com feel free to read more there!