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About Open Engagement In Print

Open Engagement In Print is a publishing imprint dedicated to the creation and distribution of printed matter focused on socially engaged art. OE In Print features edited volumes, artist conversation series, and small publications that highlight the work of Open Engagement presenters and beyond.  Proceeds from OE books go toward the Open Engagement conference and keeping it a low-cost event.

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I’m Going to Live the Life I Sing About In My Song: How Artists Make and Live Lives of Meaning is the first book from Open Engagement Founder and Director Jen Delos Reyes. This book will provide inspiration for readers to see how they can creatively shape their own lives with purpose and meaning. It looks at how artists have used their creativity to shape the world they want to see and taken steps towards creating the lives they want to live.

I’m Going to Live the Life I Sing About In My Song is available for purchase online.

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Place and Revolution In Conversation: Rick Lowe and Lisa Lee is a small book featuring a conversation that took place at Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas. The conversation was conducted in anticipation of Lowe’s keynote presentation at Open Engagement 2015 — Pittsburgh, the same year that he received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.

Place and Revolution In Conversation: Rick Lowe and Lisa Lee is currently out of print. A digital copy will be available on this page shortly.

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The second title in the OE In Print catalog is Open Engagement: Looking Back, Looking Ahead. It is a short history of the Open Engagement conference written by Founder and Director Jen Delos Reyes, with an eye to the future of the conference. Included are write-ups of each conference, plus an essay describing the genesis of Open Engagement. The publication embraces transparency with the inclusion of budgets and sponsors for each year.

Open Engagement: Looking Back, Looking Ahead is currently out of print. A digital copy will be available on this page shortly.

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The first title in the OE In Print catalog is The Questions We Ask Together, edited by Gemma-Rose Turnbull. At the closing of the 2013 conference, participating attendees generated 100 questions addressing the practice of socially engaged art. In 2014, the OE Blog featured 100 responses to these questions. Now, the short essays have been combined into a printed volume.

The Questions We Ask Together was released in Pittsburgh in April 2015 and sold out immediately. The second edition was released in 2016. The second edition is available for purchase for $20.