CREATIVE TIME: Danielle Alojado

On October 12, the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley and the Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts are partnering to host a live-streaming of the Creative Time Summit, 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. To jump-start the conversation in advance of the event, attendees have been asked to submit a paragraph on a keyword associated with one of the summit themes: Inequities, Occupations, Making, or Tactics. This posting is by Danielle Alojado, American Cyberculture student at UC Berkeley.
Keyword: Making
I believe that making is an important part of a person’s identity. Whether it’s making coffee in the morning, making art, or making up a story. The act of creating applies an essential part of yourself into the product. This is why I love art — it is the very unique essence of an individual and has life in itself. It validates existence. Whether you think the product turns out horrible or if it’s your best masterpiece yet, just keep creating.