Creative Time Summit DC

by david on October 21, 2016


David represented TSC at the #ctsummit.
See below for some artist activists who made an immediate impact.


The Creative Time Summit-the world’s largest international conference on art and social change-found its way to Washington, D.C.! Creative Time Summit DC: Occupy the Future was held at D.C.’s historic Lincoln Theatre on October 14 – 16, 2016.

Occurring in the nation’s capital just weeks before the 2016 Presidential Election, the Creative Time Summit DC took this important moment to collectively consider what it might mean to radically transform the current state of democracy. Around the world both the left and the right are making their dissatisfaction with the center known, setting the stage for a virulent electoral season. Shaking up the political landscape, worldwide social movements — from Arab Spring to #BlackLivesMatter — are now ingrained in popular discourse. The 2016 Summit offered a platform for citizen-led strategies and grassroots movements working within, as well as disrupting, electoral politics. As we work to push forward the ideals of human rights in practice, what does it mean to actually occupy power in a future as yet unwritten?

A Few Presenters Doing Critical Work Fusing Art & Social Change Around the World:
Alicia Garza
Journal Rappé
Sheila Pree Bright
Carrie Mae Weems
Mary Kathryn Nagle
Janani Balasubramanian
Casa Taft 169 & La Maraña
Helen Mayer & Newton Harrison
Khalid Albaih & CUTURUNNERS
Thomas Frank (this speech, 30:50 – 52:20)
For Freedoms (the first artist-run super PAC)
Voices of A People’s History of the United States featuring Deva Mahal, Hari Kondabolu, Laura Gómez, Staceyann Chin & Wallace Shawn

Occupy the Future


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