2018 CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT ON ARCHIPELAGOS AND OTHER IMAGINARIES:
COLLECTIVE STRATEGIES TO INHABIT THE WORLD
ABOUT THIS YEAR’S SUMMIT
The 11th Creative Time Summit, an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers, and doers working at the intersection of art and politics will be held in Miami for the first time this November 1-3, 2018. Titled On Archipelagos and Other Imaginaries—Collective Strategies to Inhabit the World, it takes coalition as a central theme, and utilizes the archipelago as a framework to delve into Miami’s historical connection to the Caribbean and, by extension, to Latin America and the entire world. The topics under discussion will range from immigration and borders to climate realities, notions of intersectional justice, gentrification, tourism as an enabler for neocolonialism, and the roles art and activism can play in all these pressing issues.
The Summit will be made up of four thematic sections: “Facing climate realities, reimagining a green future,” “Toward an intersectional justice,” “Resisting displacement and violence,” and “On boundaries and a borderless future.”
These themes will be explored through community-driven breakout sessions, social events, roundtable discussions, workshops, panels, field trips, interactive performances, screenings, and other creative formats designed to share tools, strategies, and actions with over 1,000 international and local attendees.
The Summit will hold its inaugural Film Series in Miami-Beach, featuring showings by filmmakers from the Miami-Florida area, the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond, highlighting the richness and diversity of independent filmmaking. The selected films broadly engage with the major themes of this year’s Summit, encouraging thoughtful conversations around borders and migration, ecological struggles, gender politics, and economic inequality.
Creative Time is happy to offer 5 different supporter levels. Read the descriptions below, choose the pass that best suits you and your budget, and register here:
STUDENT PASS | $50
Whether you are currently enrolled in a program or a student of life; no proof of ID required.
ARTIST PASS | $65
For the visionaries that inspire and motivate us.
INDIVIDUAL PASS | $100
If this meets the budget, this is the level we suggest to cover the costs of organizing the Summit.
INSTITUTIONAL PASS | $200
Get your institution to support 2 action-packed days of learning and field-building.
PATRON PASS | $300
Help support the attendance of artists and other community members.
STILL TOO MUCH? | $25
If none of the other levels are a good fit, then this is the perfect pass for you.
All passes guarantee you access to the full lineup of Summit programming between November 1-3, including presentations, performances and breakout sessions by artists, activists and cultural producers from Miami and around the world.
Traveling to Miami for the Summit? Miami hotels are offering discount codes for all Summit passholders. We’ll send you the codes with your pass.
Language: For the first time, the Summit will be presented in both English and Spanish. As we continue to respond to local, regional and international contexts, we also acknowledge this year the diversity of languages spoken in the Caribbean, which also includes French and Creole. While for this edition of the Summit we are only able to offer English and Spanish, which represent the most spoken languages in our host city of Miami, the Summit will continue to strive to become more accessible and inclusive for our attendees.
Questions about accessibility at the Summit? Click here.
From November 1 through 3, The 11th Creative Time Summit will take place place in Miami, Fl and will include three days of thought provoking presentations, community driven breakout sessions, interactive performances, celebrations, and our very first Summit film series.
5 – 10pm // Opening Party at the Pérez Art Museum Miami – Tidal Rage: Drag en la Frontera, featuring drag performances produced by Fredo Rivera
10am – 6pm // Full day of main stage presentations at the Knight Concert Hall – Adrienne Arsht Center
10am – 5pm // Breakout sessions at various locations across Miami
7:30 – 10:30pm // Film series outdoors at SoundScape Park
SPEAKERS (LIST IN FORMATION)
Interdisciplinary Artist and Lecturer
Cuban Visual Artist
Affiliated Researcher at Umeå School of Architecture
Art Historians and Curators
Writer, Journalist, and Academic
Visual Artist and Curator
Dancer and Video Artist
Community-Based Arts Group
Founder of Love The Everglades Movement
Afro-Cuban Activist Hip-Hop Group
Professor of Philosophy and Ecology, Rice University
Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research
Activist and President of HASER
Are you in the Miami area and want to get involved? Click to learn more about volunteering opportunities.
Are you a cultural space, school, collective, or just outside of Miami and want to take part? You can contact us and livestream the Summit from wherever you’re located free of cost as a screening site partner. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Summit Miami Advisory Council:
Elvis Fuentes, Independent Curator based in New York and Miami
Jane Gilbert, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami
Tom Healy, Writer and Curator based in Miami and New York
Meena Jagannath, Co-founder of the Community Justice Project and Movement Lawyer based in Miami
Gean Moreno, Curator of Programs, ICA Miami
Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Co-director of Beta-Local, Puerto Rico
Amanda Sanfilippo Long, Curator and Artist Manager of Art in Public Places, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Director and Chief Curator of Fringe Projects, Miami
Accessibility Advisor: Dr. Amanda Cachia, Curator and Disability Activist, based in California
The 11th Creative Time Summit, On Archipelagos and Other Imaginaries: Collective Strategies to Inhabit the World, will take place in Miami, FL, from November 1-3. The Summit is co-presented with Art in Public Places of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with leading support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
American poet Fred Moten defines ‘coalition’ as the recognition that practices of dispossession, whether they are cultural, political, environmental, or economical, whether they are occurring in our immediate environment or at a far distance, affects us all.* To that extent, ‘coalition’ is the realization of an unavoidable connectedness: we are all in this together.
As a platform for such connectedness, the Creative Time Summit 2018 gathers artists, thinkers, activists, and cultural producers whose practices stimulate others into emancipatory projects formulated under the desire for planetary thinking. Using the archipelago as a framework for questioning colonial and postcolonial ways of seeing and thinking, we will delve into Miami’s historical connection to the Caribbean and, by extension, to Latin America and the entire world. Namely, we will shed light onto common, and at times contradicting narratives of regions defined by international migrations and depopulation, queer cultures, indigenous ways of being, tourism industries, and ecological disasters, by engaging with de-colonial dialogues and new social imaginaries.
This year commemorates a milestone in the history of international coalitions and solidarity: half a century later, we are reminded of the resilience of the struggles of 1968 in the Americas and around the world. Today, artists, activists, students, dreamers and community organizers are actively challenging their governments to establish a different relationship with the environment, while refusing the enclosure of land, wealth, and culture, and collectively inventing alternative social institutions.
While remaining critical of current economic and political power structures imbued with renewed neo-colonial aspirations, we will collectively grapple with the possibilities that art and culture offer and respond to current political struggles and reimaginings of dissent. We will build upon the experiences of each of our participants, facilitating exchanges and collaborations that we envision will have a lasting effect upon public opinion long after the Summit’s closing remarks. Ultimately, the 2018 Summit aims to reflect upon the contingencies of our time, urging all of us to take an active role as agents bringing about change and social justice.
*Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study, London: Minor Compositions, 2013.
The 2018 Creative Time Summit Reader is a compilation of resources designed to be read in conversation with the presentations and conversations taking place throughout the convening. The Reader has been put together by the Summit’s curatorial and production teams. We hope that the books, articles, videos and projects will provide useful context to the Summit 2018 themes for our audience in Miami, as well as for our community around the world.
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The 2018 Creative Time Summit: On Archipelagos and Other Imaginaries: Collective Strategies to Inhabit the World is co-presented with Art in Public Places of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs with leading support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Major support for the 2018 Summit is provided by the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Ford Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Inc, and the City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners.
Major Creative Time programming support for 2018 has been provided by The Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, the Ford Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.