Office of Virtue
A bureau for our shared humanity
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Newspaper

The Changing Times was started as a way to develop a body of research and methods for The Office of Virtue. First published in November 2017, twelve newspapers were published in the inaugural year — working with over a hundred artists to circulate more than 6,000 issues throughout the world. Now in the second year of research we will be publishing quarterly beginning in May 2019.

 

The Changing Times is a newspaper connecting communities through the human experience.

 
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We started The Changing Times as a way to develop a body of research and methods for The Office of Virtue. Starting in November 2017, we published twelve issues in the inaugural year — working with over a hundred artists to circulate more than 6,000 issues throughout the world. Now in our second year, we will publish quarterly beginning in May 2019.

 
 
 

Past Issues

Issue 12: Detroit, Michigan
Issue 11: Lorane, Oregon
Issue 10: Palouse, Washington
Issue 9: The Mississippi Coast
Issue 8: Carrizozo, New Mexico
Issue 7: Tokyo, Japan
Issue 6: Iowa
Issue 5: Tijuana, Mexico
Issue 4: Unincorporated Marin County, California
Issue 3: The Cuyama Valley, California
Issue 2: Mexico City, Mexico
Issue 1: Portland, Oregon

Research Methods

  • Library/archival research 

  • Attending community events 

  • Informal talks with strangers 

  • Time spent with friends of friends

  • Blind dates with strangers from the internet

  • Desktop research 

  • Local/regional exploration (hiking, biking, etc)

  • Formal interviews 

  • Studio/home visits

  • Creative synthesis
    (Mapping, note taking, visualizations, outlining.)