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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, the Summit will address forms of resistance as they unfold in disparate yet interconnected fields including proliferating technology and the dark side of automatization and surveillance, global health through the lens of gender and class inequality, self-determination of those conducting unrecognized labor and indigenous populations asserting sovereignty in the face of erasure, as well as the media as the nexus of fictions, facts and deceptions. The Summit will highlight the many challenges that face individuals, communities, and movements speaking truth to power, while convening to imagine a different future.
 
To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, we are launching a three part discussion series, a new publication and a weekend long convening.
 
Thank you to all our 2019 Summit X Advisors. Read more about them here.
 

UPCOMING

 

DISCUSSION TWO: SPEAKING TRUTH | ECONOMICS & SOVEREIGNTY

 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 7pm hosted by Abrons Arts Center
Andrea Carlson & Zina Saro-Wiwa moderated by Gregory Sholette
 
During this discussion, present-day cultural practitioners will bring into focus strategies for tackling unrecognized labor and renewed efforts towards reclaiming sovereignty through cultural self-determination. Considering the urgency of struggles against lasting colonial systems of power, the speakers will ruminate on what connections can bring us together. They will explore ways to re-imagine and re-claim a future based on principles of emancipatory politics and critical reflections.
 
Get your tickets now here
 
Click for more information on Andrea Carlson | Zina Saro-Wiwa | Gregory Sholette
 
About Abrons Art Center
Abrons Arts Center is a home for contemporary interdisciplinary arts in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood. A core program of the Henry Street Settlement, Abrons believes that access to the arts is essential to a free and healthy society. Through performance presentations, exhibitions, education programs and residencies, Abrons mobilizes communities with the transformative power of art.
 
Abrons Arts Center is ADA accessible and has gender neutral bathrooms – read their Declaration of Inclusivity here.
 
All Summit events will be presented with real-time captioning in English. ASL requests can be accommodated until 6PM on Tuesday, June 17th when purchasing your ticket.
 

DISCUSSION THREE: SPEAKING TRUTH | HEALTH & GENDER

 
Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7pm
 

THE CONVENING

 

SPEAKING TRUTH | SUMMIT X

 
November 14 – 16 in NYC
Tickets available July 1, 2019
 
Speaking Truth | Summit X is a multi-day convening full of events that foster meaningful exchange. Opening with a Thursday evening event for Summit attendees and speakers to mix and mingle, Friday is dedicated to lectures from artists, activists, and other thought leaders, both local and global. Saturday gives attendees the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops, small group conversations, and hands-on learning opportunities led by local organizations and artists.
 

DISCUSSION SERIES: PAST

 

DISCUSSION ONE: SPEAKING TRUTH | MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

 
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7PM hosted by New Lab
Tega Brain & Morehshin Allahyari in conversation with Amy Goodman

This discussion brings together practitioners working to reshape digital and media environments in a moment of historically low trust in our institutions. Gathering to discuss the current practices and concerns with regards to the manipulation and dissemination of public information, and increasing attacks to freedom of expression, speakers will address the impetus to forge connections and solidarity structures using new media technologies and conceive challenges to conventional wisdom.
 
Click for more information on Tega Brain | Morehshin Allahyari | Amy Goodman
 
About New Lab
New Lab is a platform for scaling frontier technologies. They champion the world’s most forward-thinking entrepreneurs and partner with corporate and city stakeholders to catalyze innovation.
 
New Lab is ADA accessible and has gender neutral washrooms. The event will be presented with real-time captioning in English. ASL requests can be accommodated until 6PM Wednesday, May 15th when purchasing your ticket.
 
Missed it? Don’t worry! Read the transcript here.
 

THE BOOK

 

MAKING ANOTHER WORLD POSSIBLE:

 
10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects

 

Edited by Corina L. Apostol and Nato Thompson. Published by Routledge

Coming this November, a three part book will take stock of socially engaged cultural practices dealing with the urgencies of contemporary social movements. Complete with a selected timeline of socially engaged art since the end of WW2 by Russian collective Chto Delat, the book offers a review of current state of the field, a dive into ten global issues through commissioned essays, and showcases one hundred inspiring artistic projects from around the world.
 
PRE ORDER HERE
 

ACCESSIBILITY

 
Creative Time is proactively taking steps towards making the Summit more accessible and inclusive, and we are proud to be hosted by venues and working with partners that are doing the same.
 
Speaking Truth | Economics and Sovereignty is hosted by Abrons Arts Center will be presented with real-time captioning in English. ASL requests can be accommodated up until 6PM on Tuesday, June 17th when purchasing your ticket.
 
Abrons Arts Center is ADA accessible and has gender neutral bathrooms. Read more about our venue’s Declaration of Inclusion.
 
Creative Time is dedicated to providing open and transparent information related to accessibility and welcome feedback to help us to continue to remove barriers for our audiences.
 
If you have any other questions regarding accessibility please contact us 7 work-days in advance of any Summit events at summit@creativetime.org
 

 

 
 

EVENTS

 

ECONOMICS & SOVEREIGNTY
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 7PM
Hosted by Abrons Arts Center
Andrea Carlson & Zina Saro-Wiwa moderated by Gregory Sholette
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
 
HEALTH & GENDER
Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7PM
Event details & tickets coming soon
 
SPEAKING TRUTH: SUMMIT X
Tickets available July 1, 2019
November 14 – 16
NYC
 
MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7PM
Hosted by New Lab
Tega Brain & Morehshin Allahyari moderated by Amy Goodman
READ THE TRANSCRIPT HERE

 

 

Lead support for the 2019 Creative Time Summit: Speaking Truth has been generously provided by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation..

 
In kind support generously provided by Abrons Arts Center and New Lab.
 
Major Creative Time programming support for 2019 has been provided by The Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Athena Art Finance Corp., the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the Charina Endowment Fund.
 
The official hotel partner for the 2019 Creative Time Summit is Sister City, a new hotel in the Bowery for travelers in New York.