[interview conducted by Crystal Baxley]
Doug Blandy is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, a Professor and Program Director in the Arts and Administration Program, and the Director of the Institute for Community Arts Studies at the University of Oregon. His research defines, describes, critiques, and analyzes the implementation of community arts programs that are participatory, community focused, community based, and culturally democratic. His most recent research considers the creation and distribution of zines as a component of radical democracy. He is also a principle investigator in a multi-university project associated with the documentation and interpretation of China's material culture.