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looking for shooter to film interviews for our panel at Open Engagement (PSU) this Saturday!

edited May 2011
* we're flying up from Los Angeles (also SF + BC) - would be great to collaborate w/ a local PDX filmmaker - details are below - please email if interested (+ spread the word - attendance is FREE) -

Creative Migration is presenting a panel at Open Engagement (conference on art + social practice) at Portland State University - discussing past, present and future work - includes preview screening of the new short film, The Green American Road Trip.

Saturday, May 14th, 2011
Creative Migration
"People and Publics"
Autzen Gallery, Neuberger Hall

panelists include:
Gabriel Mindel-Saloman (Red76)
Colin Mutchler (LoudSauce/Green Patriot Posters)
Christopher Steidle (Creative Migration)
Susannah Tantemsapya (Creative Migration)

Creative Migration is a not-for-profit organization that produces documentary films promoting socially engaged art projects that mobilize change. Through an original documentary web series, our programming instigates awareness, action and collective impact.


  • I'm curious how you measure the change created?
  • That's a great Q + it's a long answer. We would love for you to join in on the discussion at our panel this Saturday, it would be great to flush out the answer together!
  • I'll see if I can make it, but that's going to be a crazy Saturday.

    I thought as it was part of the mission there was maybe a short easy answer. :)
  • Alas, metrics for social change work are rarely easy and straightforward. And when they are, they're not the best metrics.
  • If it's hard to measure then perhaps it isn't the best way to measure your success or define your mission?

    Find two groups/orgs of similar people that are willing to work with you. Survey both groups and then only work with one group. Then survey both groups after the project, then six months later, then 12 months later, then 3 years later. That would give a good sense of the "change" you caused as compared to the control group that had no interaction.

    With a film it seems even easier, as you follow up with people who watched it and people who didn't.

    Or, easiest of all, remove the idea of change from the mission statement. I don't think that's a cop out!
  • Thanks for the comments! Film does make it easier - also showing immediate changes the projects have on others while we're filming. This is a great discussion, so really hope you can make it!!!
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