We are super excited to be involved with Creative Time this year and will keep you posted with our plans for the 2 day event.
Creative Time hosts the fifth annual Creative Time Summit on October 25 and 26, at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The annual conference advances Creative Time’s critical efforts to provide meaningful opportunities for artists to explore new ideas, expand their practice, and play a role in shaping a more just world. It is the only regularly scheduled conference devoted to exploring the intersection of art-making and social justice.
Tapping into an international debate, this year’s Summit provides a platform for consideration of the artistic practices, campaigns, and theories, as well as the practicalities, that accompany the increasingly widespread belief that culture, for good or bad, is an ingredient in the making and re-making of cities. Indeed, from monumental sculpture, to arts districts, to battles over housing, art has for decades been a critical element of changes to the world’s urban fabric. The Summit will bring together artists, architects, planners, politicians, activists, and theorists from Colombia, Lebanon, Netherlands, the United States, Zimbabwe, and many other places to present their work on this topic, exploring the ways in which cultural production might address issues like gentrification, racialized urbanism, withstanding environmental catastrophe, and poverty, and addressing such topics as bottom-up urban planning.
Keynote speakers to date include writer, art critic, curator, and activist Lucy Lippard and Rebecca Solnit, who has written on such topics as the environment, politics, place, and art.
The annual Creative Time Summit also includes the presentation of the Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change, awarded each year to an artist who has committed his or her life’s work to promoting social justice in surprising and profound ways.