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Creative Time Summit Bridges Art and Activism for Thousands Globally

Photo: Casey Kelbaugh

 

Nearly a thousand artists, curators, activists and writers from around the world converged at New York University (NYU) in October to discuss, debate, and dissect the topic of wealth inequality and other social justice issues at the 2012 Creative Time Summit.

Inspired by models like TED and the Clinton Global Initiative, NCF-grantee Creative Time developed the Summit to build a parallel global audience for the arts. The conference strives to place social practice at the center of discussion in the art world, foster new collaborations and community-building, and expand opportunities for socially-conscious artists.

Through filmmaking, performance, visual arts and curatorial practices, the 30 presenters at this year’s Summit examined the intersection of cultural production and political action as it relates to economic injustice, healthcare, housing, women’s rights and media equality, among other topics. Creative Time teamed up with more than 40 organizations and universities around the world to extend the two-day event to a wider audience through live-streaming.

Creative Time also launched the new, online publication, Creative Time Reports, to coincide with the 2012 Summit and to ensure the vibrant conversations and calls-to-action that echoed through the auditorium at NYU don’t die down. This publication provides artists and cultural producers with a space to further analyze and comment on world events and crucial social justice issues often overlooked by mainstream media.

Click on these links to view presentations made during the 2012 Creative Time Summit by Malkia Cyril of the Center for Media Justice and Spanish artist Leonidas Martin.

 

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Photo: Sam Horine


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Photo: Sam Horine

 

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Photo: Sam Horine

 

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Photo: Sam Horine