TBA 2014 Institute/PICA + Boom Arts

Saturday, September 20th, 11am-1pm at PICA 415 SW 10th Ave, Suite 300. Symposium events begin at 10am and continue through 4pm, followed by a 4pm Happy Hour. All participants are encouraged to attend as much of the Symposium as possible; all events are free and open to the public. 

Join artists, activists, and thinkers from Portland and beyond for a participation-oriented community forum exploring ideas, practices, and possibilities within the shifting terrain of art and social change. Using a small-group format, eclectic teams–including performing and visual artists, scholars of multiple disciplines, activists working within a range of sectors, LGBT Requiem Mass Think Tank participants, TBA Festival audiences, and members of the public–will gather to tackle burning issues, discuss specific projects, and devise arts-based scenarios to address local problems. Open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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This Community Forum, a collaboration between Boom Arts and PICA, is part of PICA’s day-long Symposium for Art & Social Change, a free symposium exploring contemporary art and performance practices as potential sites and situations for social, political, and public engagement, experimentation, and evolution. The Symposium, in turn, is a component of the TBA Festival Flight Seniors, Sexuality, & Spirituality: Art and Social Change, which also includes workshops and performances.