About Discursive Impulse

Discursive Impulse is a platform for writing that explores the aesthetic, political, and social dimensions of art and design. It is published by the MA in Critical Studies program at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA in Portland, Oregon. The MA in Critical Studies examines the overlaps and tensions between critical theory and visual studies and investigates the role critical theory and art can play in transforming institutions and ideologies.

Shawna Lipton, Chair, MA in Critical Studies
Co-Publisher

Mack McFarland, Director, Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA
Co-Publisher

Ellena Basada
Editor
ebasada@pnca.edu

WRITE FOR US.

Reviews 250-500 words (film, book, exhibition, music, etc.)
Essays 1000 words
Interviews/Profiles 800 words
Projects works in, around, and as visual art

Submit a brief proposal or description to the editor. ebasada@pnca.edu