John Malpede with Dillon de Give profiles Malpede's individual works as well as the long term activities of the Los Angeles Poverty Department, a theater group partly composed of homeless and transient residents of LA's Skid Row. The book is a formatted exchange between an established and an emerging artist.
This book is part of the Reference Points series published through Portland State University Art and Social Practice MFA Program. The series is an evolving pedagogical framework in which graduate students formulate and research a significant topic or practitioner(s) related to socially engaged art. Because the series is designed to shift and respond to the concerns of the program's current students and faculty, mode, structure, and content are open-ended.