Let’s figure it out together at citydrift/Portland


You will find me behind a table full of books at citydrift/Portland (September 19 – 21).

Before I explain, a bit about the event:

Over a 72-hour period, Portland will experience three days of drifts and simultaneous creation and installation of drift documentation or ephemera, including panel discussions at the citydrift/Portland hubs. citydrift/Portland will conclude with an exhibition of the installed drift documentation at SPACE Gallery through October 3, 2014. citydrift/Portland participants will include Portland-area artists, performers, poets, musicians, printers, dancers, writers, gallerists, curators, choreographers, and more, as well as participants and drifters from across the US and the world.

So for two hours of each day of the festival―at locations on the peninsula as yet TBD―you will find me at an analog research kiosk. In other words, I will be stationed at a table stacked with reference books. Along with a rotating cast of illustrious guest experts, during each session, I will be available to field questions about anything. Along with the seeker of knowledge we will pursue the answer together. The questions can be tangible―Who wrote the song A Boy Named Sue?―or they can be existential―Why? Just WHY?―and we will all sit down and figure it out together face-to-face (and undisturbed by comments-section-lurking trolls).

And there will be coffee and donuts, probably.

Stay tuned for more information, and I hope to see you at citydrift/Portland!

Alex Steed

About Alex Steed

Alex Steed has written about and engaged in politics since he was an insufferable teenager. He has run for the Statehouse and produced a successful web series. He now runs a content firm called Knack Factory with two guys who are a lot more talented than himself.