2013 Creative Time Summit: Art, Place, & Dislocation in the 21st Century City

A two-day summit at UC Berkeley and CCA's San Francisco campus
October 25–26, 2013

Day 1 (UC Berkeley); Day 2 (CCA SF campus)

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Graduate Center, GC4 (Saturday, October 26, only -- from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m .)
Registration required

More info: Sue Ellen Stone, sstone@cca.edu, 415.551.9239

On Friday, October 25, in Berkeley, and Saturday, October 26, in San Francisco, 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 Creative Time Summit in New York.

About Creative Time Summit

The Creative Time Summit is an annual conference in New York that brings together cultural producers -- including artists, critics, writers, and curators -- to discuss how their work engages pressing issues affecting our world.

The 2013 Creative Time Summit sets its sights on Art, Place & Dislocation in the 21st Century City and the fact that culture, for good or bad, is an active ingredient in the construction and shaping of the contemporary city. Tapping into widespread debate on this issue, this year’s summit provides a global platform for consideration of the trials, tribulations, artistic practices, campaigns, theories, and practicalities that accompany this phenomenon.

As the active role of culture in the city gains traction not only with artists but also with architects, city planners, philanthropists, and developers -- from eye-popping monumental sculpture to arts districts to battles over eviction and squatting -- this year’s summit provides a timely opportunity to debate and consider a variety of artistic approaches to this contemporary condition.

Visit the Creative Time Summit Schedule for full list of speakers »

Live streaming from New York
The live-stream event will provide a collective viewing experience for Bay Area artists, curators, scholars, and activists who are concerned with arts and social change. In addition to viewing the talks and panels from New York, participants will have access to local responses and face-to-face small-group discussions.

Friday, October 25, at UC Berkeley

Join professors Shannon Jackson (Rhetoric/Performance Studies), Anne Walsh (Art Practice), Margaret Crawford (Architecture), Lauren Kroiz (History of Art), and other UC Berkeley moderators at the Townsend Center for Day 1 of the Creative Time Summit.

Summit presenters Rick Lowe, Gregory Sholette, Kelly Anderson, Chido Govera, and Lara Almarcegui will also join the group throughout days 1 and 2 via live stream.

Time: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, Geballe Room
University of California, Berkeley
220 Stephens Hall
Refreshments will be provided; registration required (please see details below)

Saturday, October 26, at CCA's SF Campus

Join CCA Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice chair Leigh Markopoulos, Kristina Lee Podesva, Andrew Weiner, Katy Crocker, Irina Contreras, and Daniel Bouthot at CCA's San Francisco campus for Day 2 of the Creative Time Summit.

Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Hooper Graduate Center, Room GC4
California College of the Arts, San Francisco campus
Refreshments will be provided; registration required (please see details below)

About Registration

Important Note: To register, we ask that you sign up online through the EventBrite event page, and that you submit one paragraph (no more than 500 words) that touches upon the topics relevant to the 2013 Summit theme -- Art, Place & Dislocation in the 21st Century City.

This is not an abstract, per se, but rather a discursive offering to the group to galvanize our collective thinking prior to the live event. (You are welcome to include links and or photos as well.)

Paragraphs will be posted to the ARC Muses blog before the event, and we ask that participants read each other's reflections beforehand.

Send blog posts to ucb_arts@berkeley.edu by Friday, October 18. We also encourage you to browse through the Creative Time Summit Reader as an overview for the day.