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Open Engagement: Sustainability

Sustainability was the central theme of the final iteration of Open Engagement. From humble beginnings in Regina, Saskatchewan, the social practice conference steadfastly grew over the past decade, hosting over 2,000 presenters and 6,000 attendees during its tenure in the field. The announcement that this would be the last of the artist-led project came from organizers Jen Delos Reyes, Crystal Baxley and Latham Zearfoss with mixed sentiments of relief and regret. Fittingly, a question that weighed heavily on the conference was: what do you do when you don’t have the resources to continue?

A loaded term, sustainability underpinned panels and

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