pure-surface
pure-surface:

Grace Hwang is an artist and educator who has been teaching in alternative learning settings in New York and Portland since 2004. Her pursuit of dance and performance is fueled by improvising through ensemble work and rule-based play. Her areas of research and work include interpretation and visual culture, gift economies, performance, the study of games, alternative education and dance. Movement Scores: For the Body, For a Place is a self-published flipbook of research for her last performance at the Portland Art Museum with an ensemble of 10 performers. Often working collaboratively with artists, non-artists and students of all ages, her work in the form of teaching, performance, exhibition and experience making has been included at Portland Art Museum, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (OR), Open Engagement Conference (OR), Southern Exposure (SF), Center for Architecture Foundation (NY), SALT art space (NY), Museum of Modern Art Education Center (NY). She has just completed the Art and Social Practice Program at Portland State University and is currently a 2014 Alembic Resident Artist at Performance Works NorthWest.

pure-surface:

Grace Hwang is an artist and educator who has been teaching in alternative learning settings in New York and Portland since 2004. Her pursuit of dance and performance is fueled by improvising through ensemble work and rule-based play. Her areas of research and work include interpretation and visual culture, gift economies, performance, the study of games, alternative education and dance. Movement Scores: For the Body, For a Place is a self-published flipbook of research for her last performance at the Portland Art Museum with an ensemble of 10 performers. Often working collaboratively with artists, non-artists and students of all ages, her work in the form of teaching, performance, exhibition and experience making has been included at Portland Art Museum, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (OR), Open Engagement Conference (OR), Southern Exposure (SF), Center for Architecture Foundation (NY), SALT art space (NY), Museum of Modern Art Education Center (NY). She has just completed the Art and Social Practice Program at Portland State University and is currently a 2014 Alembic Resident Artist at Performance Works NorthWest.

jamesgenderjourney

just gonna throw this out now

jamesgenderjourney:

Portland State university has a wonderful Queer resource center. I started going to it in the winter to talk to others to better understand myself and i have never felt more safe. They really helped get rid of that fear of “not being trans enough” when i’m feeling more feminine for extended periods of time.

Not to mention, they have a map of campus that shows where every gender neutral bathroom is.

They have a bunch of events to help get folks to meet eachother (like root queer floats during viking week! check it out)

plus their library is BEAUTIFUL. I just walk in, grab a book, take it to the main desk, and i can borrow it for nearly a month. 

Its all seperated into categories: Travel (lgbtqia safe vacation destinations), Theory, reference, sexuality, fiction, non fiction, erotica, spirituality, and i think there was more but i can’t remember. I have checked out a lot of the theory books like “Nobody Passes”, “Gender Outlaws”, and now “Excluded: making feminism and queer movements more inclusive.”

So if you are looking for a school with resources and a safe place, Portland State is a good place to check out.

mocada-museum
mocada-museum:

Portland State, “Black Studies Center public dialogue. Pt. 2,” May 30, 1975.Listen to the full audio of the panel.

PSU archivists have digitized a fair amount of speeches that had been sitting on reel to reel tape for 30+ years. This one from Toni Morrison has garnered a bunch attention over the weekend. 

mocada-museum:

Portland State, “Black Studies Center public dialogue. Pt. 2,” May 30, 1975.

Listen to the full audio of the panel.

PSU archivists have digitized a fair amount of speeches that had been sitting on reel to reel tape for 30+ years. This one from Toni Morrison has garnered a bunch attention over the weekend.