On October 12, the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley and the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts partnered to host a live-streaming of the Creative Time Summit. This annual conference in New York brings together cultural producers–including artists, critics, writers, and curators–to discuss how their work engages pressing issues affecting our world. Summit themes this year included Inequities, Occupations, Making, and Tactics. Keynote speakers included Pablo Helguera, Martha Rosler, Tom Finkelpearl, and Slavoj Žižek.
Over 100 participants attended the live-streaming in Berkeley over the course of the day. In additions to viewing talks and performances from New York, attendees took part in live discussions in Berkeley facilitated by Julian Myers and Andrew Weiner from CCA and Shannon Jackson from ARC. UC Berkeley-affiliated artists Amanda Eicher and Erin Johnson contributed hand-crafted, locally-produced meals, while CCA artist Neil Rivas campaigned throughout the day for the detainment and deportation of illegal super-heroes. We would like to thank everyone for their thoughtful contributions to the wide-ranging conversation about art and social change, both on ARC Muses in advance of the event, and in their commentary during the live discussion sessions. To see some highlights of the discussion, please visit the Arts Research Center Twitter feed. Thanks also to the UC Institute for Research in the Arts for helping to make this event possible!
A photo album of the day is now posted on the Arts Research Center Facebook page. If you participated in the event, please feel free to tag yourself!