Since its inception in 2009, the Creative Time Summit has functioned as a flexible, roving platform bringing together artists, activists, and other thought leaders engaging with today’s most pressing issues. This is a milestone year for the Summit, as Creative Time celebrates 10 years by returning to New York City, where it first began since taking the convening to Miami, Toronto, Stockholm, Venice, and DC. On November 14-16, speakers and attendees will gather to address this central question: Can speaking truth to power unravel the age of disillusion we find ourselves in?
As fierce debates about the nature of truth rage on globally, Speaking Truth | Summit X explores radical truth-telling and its implications, manifestations, potentialities, and challenges across disparate yet interconnected fields. The Summit aims to be a mirror reflecting and magnifying the peculiarities of the post-truth condition, as well as a forum of debate that can offer audiences an unparalleled opportunity to better understand the cultural and political situation while convening to envision the future. Speakers such as Aruna D’Souza, author & cultural critic, Jeremy O. Harris, actor and playwright, Abigail-Echo Hawk, Chief Research Officer for the Seattle Indian Health Board, Lara Baladi, multi-disciplinary artist and Chris Krause, writer and filmmaker, and more will present a critical range of perspectives. Summit X participants represent nationalities from around the globe, hailing from countries including Australia, Lebanon, Russia, Sudan, Palestine, and the United States.
Taking various creative and surprising formats, the Summit will also feature over 30 breakout sessions led by artists, organizations, collectives, and grassroots movements, such as Carlos Motta, Molly Crabapple, Nato Thompson, Taeyoon Choi, Rashida Bumbray, Viva Ruiz from Thank God for Abortion, Maria Hupfield, and 8-Ball Community Inc. Sessions will range from walking tours, hands-on workshops, roundtable discussions, trainings, interactive performances, screenings, and other community-driven, strategy-focused formats.
This year will also see Summit’s first dinner program, hosted by artists and change makers who invite attendees to refuel, relax, and get to know each other over a meal, following a full day of presentations. Hosted by Black Magic Afrofuturism Book Club, CEC ArtsLink, Blind Seed, Emily Chow Bluck, Lily Consuelo Saporta Tagiuri, and others, the dinners range in cuisine, and inspire further dialogue along the Summit’s key curatorial concerns.
Creative Time makes every effort to ensure that the Summit is accessible, including a sliding scale for passes designed to meet your economic needs.
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