F133. Text + (Public) Space

E145, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
9:00 am to 10:15 am


What happens when street becomes page? When text demands bystander become audience? Flyers, pamphlets, posters, graffiti, paste-ups, zines—this panel presents and interrogates ephemeral texts and how they use public space to create community, construct wonder, and promote social justice. Panelists discuss their artistic practices and pedagogy, as well as the challenges and difficulties of the genre.



Emily Dyer Barker’s experimental fiction has been exhibited nationwide and archived in various special collections libraries. She is currently in the PhD program at the University of Utah and the managing editor for Western Humanities Review.

Chaun Webster is a poet and graphic designer whose work draws from an interest in the sign of graffiti, the layering of collage, simultaneity, and the visuality of text. Webster utilizes these methods in investigating race—specifically the instability of blackness and black subjectivities.

Jen Hofer is an LA-based poet, translator, interpreter, bookmaker, and cofounder of Antena, dedicated to language justice and language experimentation. She has published ten books in translation, three books of poetry, and many DIY books. Her books are forthcoming from Litmus Press and Writ Large Press.

A'misa Chiu is an organizer of the Portland Zine Symposium, publisher of the small art press Eyeball Burp, and long time zinester. She is an instruction librarian at Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon, and hosts zine making workshop for local community youth.

Alex Khatchadourian is the founder and editor of Amadeus, an arts and culture magazine steeped in community. 


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