LIVD is an experimental art and design publication created by Meredith James. LIVD is produced in the Pacific Northwest and an edition is released every other year. With each edition, the content and layout are uniquely designed to center around a specific theme that connects to creative practice. The writers and designers involved approach the theme from different vantage points, showing the complex ways these concepts affect our work and lives. The current volume, 16.1 focuses on appropriation. Past volumes have centered around failure (volume 15.2) and feminism and identity (volume 15.1).
Contributors come from across the US, and represent practitioners, educators and students. LIVD exists in print and online. Print editions are created in a limited quantity of 150 and use special printing methods, while the digital versions are accessible through Portland State University’s Online Digital Archive, PDX Scholar. All sales and donations to the publication go back into producing future volumes.