Free Simulcast of Creative Time Summit
The Art Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) and the Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (CCA) will jointly host a free simulcast of this year’s Creative Time Summit on Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26. While the fifth annual conference takes place at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, SFUAD will host a simulcast at the Forum auditorium on campus—making the event accessible to the Santa Fe community free of charge.
The theme of this year’s summit, “Art, Place and Dislocation in the 21st Century City,” provides a platform that brings together artists, architects, planners, politicians, activists and theorists from countries such as Colombia, Lebanon, The Netherlands, Zimbabwe and the United States to discuss how culture and artistic practices influence the development of contemporary cities around the world. The conference strives to “provide meaningful opportunities for artists to explore new ideas, expand their practice and play a role in shaping a more just world.” According to its organizers, the Creative Time Summit is the only regularly scheduled conference devoted to exploring the intersection of art-making and social justice.
Presentation topics explore the ways art can address issues such as poverty, gentrification, racialized urbanism, and withstanding environmental catastrophe, as well as urban planning from the bottom up. Keynote speakers include writer, art critic, curator and activist Lucy Lippard and author Rebecca Solnit, who writes about the environment, politics, place and art.
For the full schedule of speakers, visit http://creativetime.org/summit/schedule/.