Public Programs Archive


home school lecture: Rafia Santana: Sunday, May 21, 4:00-5:30pm. home school is a free pop-up art school co-facilitated by Victoria Anne Reis and manuel arturo abreu.

Small Gestures Doing Big Things: Saturday, May 6, 5:30-6:30pm. Led by Allie Hankins, the workshop mines body language and gestures as a means of examining scale, communication, understanding, and stylization.

Lecture: home school re-launch: Sunday, April 16, 4:00-6:00pm. home school is a free pop-up art school co-facilitated by Victoria Anne Reis and manuel arturo abreu.

SlideShowNight 2017! Friday, March 24, 6:30-8:00pm.

Lecture by Robbie McClaran: Tuesday, March 7, 6:30-8:00pm.Angry White Men,” Twenty Years After Publication: What has Changed and What Has Remained the Same.

Bodies of Werk: A conversation with bart fitzgerald:  Saturday, February 25, 4:00-6:00pm. This lecture by artist bart fitzgerald explored the shrouded spirituality at play on the dance floor of black queer communities.

The Slowness: A lecture by Dr. Kemi Adeyemi: Thursday, January 26, 6:30-8:00pm. This lecture by Dr. Kemi Adeyemi (Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, University of Washington), explored how black queer women mobilize slowness as an aural and embodied technique of resisting life under neoliberalism, when speed and efficiency reign.

Closing gathering: Hidden Assembly. Saturday, January 7, 4:00-6:00pm (Canceled due to hazardous weather conditions).


Wages for Facebook: Tuesday, December 6, 6:30-8:00pm. A discussion led by curator and scholar Laurel Ptak focused on worker’s rights and the nature of labor, as well as the politics of its refusal, in our digital age.  This event took place at PNCA (511 NW Broadway).

Organizing the Unorganized: Galvanizing Cultural Workers. Saturday, November 12, 11:00am – 12:30pm. An open discussion led by members of the Art Handlers’ Alliance to consider the challenges of galvanizing unorganized groups of workers, and methods to bringing about better working conditions in the culture industry and beyond. This event took place at PNCA (511 NW Broadway).

Reading group meeting #3: Politics are Depressing/Feelings are Political: Saturday, October 29, 11:00am-12:30pm. Facilitated by artist Ariana JacobClick here to view weekly readings.

Communal Presidential Debate-Watching Party at LIKEWISE (3564 SE Hawthorne Blvd.): Wednesday, October 19, 6:00-8:00pm. 

Reading group meeting #2: Politics are Depressing/Feelings are Political: October 15, 11:00am-12:30pm. Facilitated by artist Ariana Jacob. Click here to view weekly readings.

Reading group meeting #1: Politics are Depressing/Feelings are Political. Saturday, October 8, 11:00am-12:30pm. The first meeting of a reading and discussion group on emotion as a political force and politics as an emotional arena, facilitated by artist Ariana Jacob. Click here to view weekly readings.

Community Discussion & Outro: Gentrification in Portland: An Exhibition and an Issue: Saturday, October 1, 6:00-8:00pm.

Show and Tell: Gentrification in Portland: Sunday, September 18, 4:00-6:00pm. Presentation by members of the general public, community groups such as the Cascade Stereoscopic Club and local artists Katy Asher and Stephen Slappe, among others.

Offsite: Our City in Stereo: Eastside. Saturday, August 27, 7:00-10:00pm. This event took  place at The Rosewood Initiative (16126 SE Stark St).

Sharita Towne: Our City in Stereo exhibition opening: Friday, August 5, 6:00-8:00pm. The Cascade Stereoscopic Club offered a short demo, Introduction to Stereoscopic (3D) Photography from 7:00 to 7:30pm.

Film Screening: Containment: Friday, July 22, 6:30-8pm. A 2015 documentary film by Peter Galison and Robb Moss.

Discussion: Material Impact: Thursday, June 9, 6:30-8pm. A conversation with artists Jeremy Bolen, Abbey Hepner, and nuclear activist Chuck K. Johnson. Organized in partnership with Oregon Physician for Social Responsibility.

Offsite: Dear Next Mayor: Thursday, May 19, 7-9pm. This event was organized by PAALF People’s Plan and took place at Center for Intercultural Organizing (700 N Killingsworth St.).

Community Discussion: The Ethics of Photography. Thursday, May 12, 6:30-8pm. This event takes place in conjunction with Newspace’s current exhibition Prison Obscura. Panelists: Steve Davis | Emily Fitzgerald | Jim Lommasson | Beth Nakamura. Moderated by Yaelle S. Amir.

Community Discussion: Re-Envisioning Justice: What is Between Reform and Abolition of the Criminal Justice System? Sunday, April 24, 4:00-5:30pm. Panelists: Janis Puracal | Melissa Salazar | Emily Squiers | Johnny Stallings

Offsite: The Second People’s Plan Kaleidoscope Community Conversation. Thursday, April 12, 7:00-8:30pm at The Rosewood Initiative (16126 SE Stark St).

Offsite: Panel Discussion: Can Images Counter Mass Incarceration? April 2, 2:00-4:00pm. Moderated by Pete Brook, Curator of Prison Obscura. Location: Native American Student and Community Center, Portland State University (710 SW Jackson St).

Offsite Pop Up exhibition: Gentrification is WEIRD!: March 19 – April 2 at partner institution c3:initiative (7326 N. Chicago Ave). Organized by Ignorant/Reflection in collaboration with Newspace/c3:initiative residency Our City in Stereo 

SlideShowNight Returns! Friday, March 25, 6:30-8:30pm.

Offsite: The First People’s Plan Kaleidoscope Community ConversationWednesday, March 2, 7:00-8:30pm at partner institution c3:initiative (7326 N. Chicago Ave).

Community Discussion: The Role of Images in Environmental Campaigns. Sunday, February 21, 4:00-5:30pm. Panelists: Julia DeGraw | Barbara Ford | Amy Harwood| Trip Jennings

Reading Group: This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein. Sunday, January 31, 4-5:30pm. Discussion of the Intro Chapter and “Blockadia: The New Climate Warriors” chapter.

Workshop: Visual Storytelling as Activist Strategy. Sunday, January 10, 4-6pm.
Led by Michael Premo, Storyline Media and Molly Murphy, Working Films.


Screening: Visual Studies: 16mm Orphan Film from Oregon’s Classrooms. Saturday, November 14, 7-9pm. Organized by Matt Cowan, Oregon Historical Society.

Exhibition Discussion and FREEMAN’S journal launch: Sunday, November 8, 4pm: John Freeman (literary critic, editor and publisher), Ben Huff (photographer), and Barry Lopez (writer) discussing the Last Road North.

SlideShowNight party! Friday, October 23, 6:30-8:30pm

Lantern slide show and presentation at the Portland Garden Club. Thursday, October 15, 10-11am.

Women in the Landscape artist panel discussion: Saturday, September 26, 4-5:30pm
Panelists: Jessica Auer, Jennifer Colten, Lauren Henkin, and Dawn Roe. Moderated by Paul Sutinen.

Lecture: Women, Gardens, and Modern Landscape Architecture
by Thaisa Way, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington. Thursday, September 17, 7pm.

UNEARTHED panel discussion: Thursday, September 10, 6:30-7:30pm.
Panelists: Yaelle Amir, Newspace Curator; Suzanne Bishop, Garden History committee, Portland Garden Club; Matthew Cowan, Archivist, Moving Image and Photography Collection, Oregon Historical Society.

Lantern slide show and presentation: Friday, August 14, 6:30-7:30pm. Projected by Matthew Cowan, Archivist of Photography and Moving Image Collection, Oregon Historical Society, and narrated by Suzanne Bishop, Garden History committee, Portland Garden Club.

Pablove Shutterbugs pop up exhibition: Sunday, May 31, 4-7pm. A presentation of student work from the Pablove Foundation’s Pablove Shutterbugs photography program.

Portland Postcards from America pop up exhibition: Saturday, March 30, 7-10pm. A one-night exhibition of work by Magnum Photos Agency photographers.

Scott Dalton lunchtime lecture: Friday, May 8, 12-1pm. In conjunction with Dalton’s exhibitions at Newspace and Blue Sky Gallery.

Jake Shivery Book Reading: Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8 – 9pm. Jake Shivery read from his first monograph Contact, in conjunction with his solo exhibition at Newspace.

Q&A with Jake Shivery, moderated by Yaelle S. Amir, Newspace Curator: Sunday, April 12, 12 – 1pm. Presented on the occasion of Shivery’s solo exhibition at Newspace.