Creative Time
In Situ
In Situ

About the Series

Creative Time and The New York Public Library (NYPL) are proud to present a new collaborative venture, In Situ, a site-specific series of conversations pairing leading artists and public intellectuals to address critical topics of our time. The series premiered on March 16, 2017, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, with future events taking place at other iconic locations throughout New York City. With a half-century of expertise presenting landmark events between the two institutions, this collaboration between The NYPL and Creative Time presents dialogues that engage large and diverse audiences.


Creative Time has a long history of connecting artists, sites, and audiences. Likewise, NYPL is renowned for its engaging public programs, featuring a who’s who of art, literature and culture. Together, we address today’s most pressing issues in locations that resonate and transform those ideas.


The inaugural In Situ talk featured artist Janine Antoni and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek exploring “How to Reasonably Believe in God.” The conversation was moderated by Sister Helen Prejean. A performance by Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir kicked off the event.


The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is pleased to have hosted this timely discussion, an expression of the Cathedral’s longstanding mission to provide a convening space for the important conversations of our time.


Further In Situ events, on the subjects of immigration and feminism, will be announced later in the year.