2013 Oct 25 - 8:30am - 2013 Oct 26 - 4:00pm
I will be giving a presentation on the second day of this conference at Emily Carr University, Vancouver BC.
8:30 – 4:15pm, Creative Time Summit Live-stream Screening
7pm: Ted Purves Keynote Lecture
Creative Time: Art, Place and Dislocation in the 21st Century
The Creative Time Summit on October 25 and 26, at NYU is the 5th annual conference advancing Creative Time’s critical efforts to provide meaningful opportunities for social and community engaged artists to explore new ideas, expand their practice, and play a role in shaping a more just world. CTS 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.
Introduction & Opening Remarks
Mario Ybarra Jr.
Making a Place
Moderated by Gregory Sholette
The term place-making has swept grant- making organizations as well as city governments hoping to use the arts to make cities more “vibrant.” What are productive models to consider when thinking about the making of place through culture? What are its limitations?
Jenenne Whitfield, Heidelberg Project
Anne Gadwa Nicodemus
10:55 AM - BREAK
In Conversation: Rick Lowe and Nato Thompson
Regional Report: Turkey: Fulya Erdemci
C + C JOINS CREATIVE TIME LIVE
Moderated by Risë Wilson
In the contentious debate on development in NYC, no borough is featured more prominently in the stories of gentrification than Brooklyn. This section uses the borough as a case study to consider the specifics of resistance, place-making and overall use of culture in the transformation of a place many call home.
Rylee Eterginoso & Elissa Blount-Moorhead, on Weeksville Heritage Center
Regional Report: South Africa: Marcus Neustetter, The Trinity Session
Built from the Ground Up
Moderated by Joshua Decter
Urban development is not always “top down”—it can also occur from the grassroots. This section features alternative forms of economy and social action that come out of local planning and movements.
Kenneth Bailey, DS4SI
Alfredo Brillembourg, Urban Think Tank
2:20 PM: short film
Moderated by Mary Jane Jacob
Beyond its physical realities, the city is often a muse to its citizens. Flaneurs do not necessarily resist or build, but instead take inspiration from the evolving social conditions and innate tensions of the built environment.
The Amanda Weil Lecture Open Call Winner
Day one closing remarks
Vancouver discussion: Thoughts on the Day
Ted Purves: Keynote
Day 2: Vancouver: Social Practice and the City
St. Francis Xavier School
428 Great Northern Way, Vancouver
8:30 Doors open for registration
9:45 Larry Grant: Welcome and Context for site
10:15 Justin Langlois Panel – Allison Collins, Shaun Dacey, Brian McBay/Michelle Fu
11:30 Lunch – FOOD CARTS
12:00 artists projects on GNW
2pm Welcome back and Introductions
2:15 Kamala Todd and Oliver Kellhammer
3:00 Moderated open discussion
3:45 Ted Purves, closing ‘witness’ comments