The Art and Social Practice Reference Points book series, which will be featured at Assembly, illuminates discussions taking place within the radical environment of the Portland State University Art and Social Practice MFA program. Each book in the ongoing series is conceived and created by an Art and Social Practice MFA student or alumni, and explores the work of an artist or topic within the field of socially engaged art. Artist and writer Julie
Ault and the program director, artist Harrell Fletcher, oversee the development of each volume. Currently ten titles are available: John Malpede, the Center for Urban Pedagogy, Harrell Fletcher, Temporary Services, Wendy Ewald, The Art and Social Practice Workbook, Talk to the Gun a collaboration with Pedro Reyes, Ben Kinmont, Art and Pedagogy with Luis Camnitzer and Pablo Helguera, and A Soft Spot in a Hard Place with Thomas Gokey, Zachary Gough, Max Haiven and Cassie Thornton. The series is designed by Molly Sherman and published by Publication Studio, a micro publisher in Portland, Oregon. This event will include presentations from Reference Points authors.