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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Accounting for Public Interest

The Portland Building’s latest art installation thoughtfully and whimsically examines people’s perceptions of Portland.


Local artists Travel Neel and Erin Charpentier survey Portlanders to learn about their ideal city, and how Portland measures up. Their installation, Accounting for Public Interest, a.k.a. Guestwork engages visitors in critical-thinking games that compare and contrasts Portland’s past, present, and future.


The installation also includes voting booths, ballots, and questionnaires.


The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) sponsors the Installation Art Series. Selected through a juried process, each installation questions common perspectives through art.


Accounting for Public Interest runs until February 5th in the Portland Building’s lobby. Visit RACC’s website for more information.


Portland Building Installation Art Series

1120 SW 5th Avenue

8 am – 5 pm


Photo courtesy of RACC.