The Creative Time Summit 2012: Confronting Inequity

Live streaming from New York
October 12, 2012 7:00 am–4:00 pm
Arts Research Center | UC Berkeley | 201 Dwinelle Annex

The Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts (CCA) is joining with the Arts Research Center (ARC) at UC Berkeley to host a live-streaming of the annual Creative Time Summit in New York. The public is invited to attend and participate in this event on the UC Berkeley campus.

The Creative Time Summit brings together cultural producers--including artists, critics, writers, and curators--to discuss how their work engages pressing issues affecting our world. This year, the focus will be on confronting inequity across the globe and the ways in which wealth disparities engender the erosion of democracy.

Keynote speakers include cultural critic Slavoj Žižek and multimedia artist Martha Rosler.

The 2012 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change will be awarded to Spanish artist and activist Fernando García-Dory. Check the schedule for a complete listing of speakers. All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time and are subject to change.

As Creative Time global partners, ARC and CCA will provide a collective viewing experience that will give you opportunities to take up the themes of the day with Bay Area colleagues. In addition to the live-streaming, there will be in-person local responses, small-group discussions, and artists’ interventions.

Facilitators and respondents will include the following persons:

Amanda Eicher
Dee Hibbert-Jones
Shannon Jackson
Erin Johnson
Julian Myers
Renny Pritikin
Neil Rivas
Elizabeth Thomas
Andrew Weiner

There will also be opportunities to interact live via Skype with some of the speakers in New York.

Pre-Registration Required: Individuals who want to take part are asked to submit one paragraph (no more than 500 words) on a keyword associated with one of the summit themes: inequities, occupations, making, or tactics. This can be any term that moves you, and it may have a range of references. This is not an abstract per se, but a discursive offering to the group to galvanize our collective thinking prior to the live event.

You are welcome to include links as well. Paragraphs will be posted on the ARC Muses blog, and participants will all read each other's reflections before the event on October 12.

This paragraph is your pre-registration; registered participants will receive updated details in advance of the event and will have breakfast and lunch provided. Send blog posts to by October 5.

This program is sponsored in part by the UC Institute for Research in the Arts.