Open Engagement <https://www.facebook.com/openengagementconference> will take place in Pittsburgh April 17-19, 2015. OE 2015: Place and Revolution will feature keynote presenters Emily Jacir and Rick Lowe.
*The call for submissions is now open:*
Open Engagement invites proposals for projects, performances, tours, interventions, presentations, or panel ideas connected to Place and Revolution. Contributors are encouraged to think of ways to work across disciplines,connect peers and colleagues at this conference, and to connect and engage multiple publics. Presentations, projects, and panels that challenge expected conference approaches, for example engaging in multiple forms of learning, creating structures that privilege discussion and interaction and presenting content without the use of standardized visual aids formats are encouraged.
Open Engagement is also asking for submissions to Continuing OE. These can be workshops, discussions, and skill building sessions related to socially engaged art in education, and institutions. This line of programming is also exploring modes of support for the field.
You have until November 17, 2014 to submit. Learn more at:
*About Open Engagement:*
Established in 2007 by artist Jen Delos Reyes, Open Engagement explores various perspectives on art and social practice and expands the dialogue around socially engaged art making. In 2014 OE established a partnership with A Blade of Grass. The
2015 conference is presented in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Sprout Fund, and the Office of Public Art. The conference will highlight the work being done around socially engaged art in the greater Pittsburgh area and further materialize this already developing network, and create a site that will connect these efforts.