This ‘social response’ will consider Open Engagement’s vision, history, and reception, as well as offer a critical response to the 2015 edition, with a goal of exploring a new form of critical writing around socially engaged practices that emphasizes the complex, embedded and decentered dialogues around the work.
Kim Beck interviews Emily Newman on her project, “Voyage of the Chelyuskin Club,” a multi-generational conversation with members of Pittsburgh’s Soviet Diaspora.
“Untitled I” is billed as the first collaboration between artists Mark Franchino and Jeremy Boyle, but I’m not sure how much the artists gain from their proximity to each other or even that they have best figured out how to collaborate.
“SIX x ATE” is a free dinner and lecture series promoting local artists, a stronger arts network and a more interdisciplinary conversation in Pittsburgh. For each event, six artists are invited present or perform work and one cuisinier creates a meal based based on the theme for that night.
Treading Art, a Pittsburgh based arts blog, surveys the city’s creative landscape to wrap up our month-long feature.
Located just outside the city of Pittsburgh, UnSmoke Systems is a project of Braddock Redux housed in a re-purposed Catholic school building that seeks to further open the community to those with unconventional and forward-thinking notions about the reuse of urban space.