Creative Time

October 12th, 2012

The Creative Time Summit 2012: Confronting Inequity

In light of the events of the past year, the 2012 Creative Time Summit will address the extreme wealth disparity that is increasingly affecting the global economy and politics. Presenters at the 2012 Creative Time Summit: Confronting Inequity, will reflect upon recent upheavals in the international political and economic climate, focusing specifically on the topic of wealth inequity across the globe and the ways in which it erodes democracy.

Slavoj Žižek, one of the most polemical and entertaining theorists of our time, headlines the roster of speakers at this year’s conference with artist Martha Rosler. Other presenters include artists Michael Rakowitz and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and, from the social justice field, Malkia Cyril of the Center for Media Justice and Joia Mukerjee, Chief Medical Officer of Partners in Health, among many others. Additionally, in an effort to acknowledge the impressive scope of past Summit attendees, the lineup this year will include a special presentation by a member of our community, selected through the first-ever open call for a Summit presenter.

This year, there are more opportunities than ever for attendees—onsite on online—to participate. In-depth discussion sessions on Day Two will allow audience members to engage directly with one another and presenters about a particular topic. The Summit Lunch on Day One will give attendees another chance to meet and exchange ideas.

Outside of New York, over 30 institutions will host live screenings of the Summit. Many have organized corresponding events, including local presentations and discussion groups. Be sure to check out the partners page on our website to see what our partners are planning! Of course, you can watch on your own, live, right here on the conference website and engage with presenters in New York and viewers around the world via social media.

Lead project support for the 2012 Creative Time Summit is provided by Mark Krueger Charitable Trust, Panta Rhea Foundation, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and Surdna Foundation. Additional support provided by SAHA Association and Haro Cumbusyan and Bilge Ogut-Cumbusyan.