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RAYGUN PRESENTS: CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT – STREAMED LIVE TONIGHT

CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT – SCHEDULE FOR SCREENING PRESENTED BY RAYGUN

(all information is drawn from the Creative Time Summit schedule and website)

in R113 – Theatre in R Block – USQ

Midnight tonightINTRODUCTION and Opening remarks by Ann Pasternak (President and artistic Director) and Nato Thompson (Chief Curator)

12.15amPERFORMANCE by Mario Ybarra Jr. who is a visual and performance artist, educator, and activist who combines street culture with fine art in order to produce what he calls “contemporary art that is filtered through a Mexican American Experience in Los Angeles” marioybarrajr.com

12.30am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Neil Brenner, Place, Capitalism, and the Right to the City – Brenner is a Professor of Urban Theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he teaches classes on critical urban theory, urban political economy, and socio-spatial theory and works closely with architects, planners, and cartographers to develop new approaches to understanding, representing, and influencing contemporary urban transformations.

12.50amSECTION 1: MAKING A PLACE – moderated by Gregory Sholette – the term ‘placemaking has swept Grant –making organizations as well as city governments hoping to use the arts to make cities more vibrant. What are the productive Models to consider when thinking bout the making of place through culture? What are its limitations? Featuring:

Jenenne Whitfield – on Detroits Heidelberg Project

Jogn Fetterman – on being the Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania

Anne Gadwa Nicodemus – on placemaking

Lize Mogel – on the impact of work’s fairs and the Olympics

Roberto Bedoya – on the issues of placemaking in Arizona

1.55am – BREAK

2amIN CONVERSATION : THE CONTOURS OF PLACE AND ACTION Rick Lowe and Nato Thompson

Rick Lowe has created a blueprint for using urban renewal practices within an artistic context to enrich lives

2.30amSHORT FILM Occupy Gezi News – The first week of Gezi Resistance in Istanbul

2.35amREGIONAL REPORT – Turkey Fulya Erdemci – internationally renowned curator and writer

3am – “THE SIXTH BOROUGH” @ JUDSON CHURCH

Special ticketed lunch created by Stefani Bardin and Mihir

4.30amWHATS NEW AT THE SUMMIT – Laura Raicovich

4.40amSECTION 2: MY BROOKLYN Modernated by Rise Wilson (Founder of the nonprofit Laundromat Project, which utilizes Laundromats as makeshift galleries to display works by local artists)

In the continuous debate on development in New York City, no borough is featured more prominently in the stories of gentrification than Brooklyn. This section uses the borough as a case study to consider the specifics of resistence, placemaking, and overall use of culture in the transformation of a place many call home.

Kelly Anderson – on gentrification in Brooklyn

Michael Premo – on activism and art

Steve Powers – on leverage and public projects

Rylee Eterginoso & Elissa Blout-Moorhead on Weeksville Heritage Centre

5.45am – 6.30am LIVE CONVERSATION AVAILABLE TO SCREENING SITES ONLY

Gregory Sholette – 5.45am – 6.05am

Rick Lowe 6.05am – 6.30am

6.25am SECTION 3: BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP Moderated by Joshua Decter (New York based writer, theorist, curator, art historian)

Urban development is not always “Top down”- it can also be generated by the grassroots. This section features alternative forms of economy and social action that come out of local planning and movements.

Kenneth Bailey – on Design Strategies for Social Intervention

Christoph Shaefer – on Park Fiction

Chido Govera – on the mushroom cultivation movement

Alfredo Brillembourg – on urban Think Tanl’s Torre David Project

7.20amSHORT FILM

7.30amSECTION 4: FLANEURS moderated by Mary Jane Jacobs

Beyond it’s physical realities, the city is often a muse to its citizens. Flaneurs do not necessarily resist or build, but instead take inspiration from the evolving social conditions and innate tensions of the built environment.

Tony Chakar – on protest and social media

Vito Acconci – on shifting public space

Althea Thauberger – on the politics of community and social space

The Amanda Weil Lecture Open Call Winner: Madeline Blout on the “no man’s land” in Cyprus

8.25am DAY ONE CLOSING REMARKS

  

SATURDAY NIGHT – DAY 2 

1.00 am WELCOME Laura Raicovich

1.10amKEYNOTE PRESENTATION Rebecca Solnit, A thousand stories in the naked city

1.30am SECTION 5: ACCESSING THE GREEN CITY Moderated by Mel Chin

Questions of sustainability in the city must also confront the existing class dimensions in its composition. This section proposes successful models for contending with their confluence.

Emmanuel Pratt – on urban gentrification

Lara Almarcegui – on the life of urban detritus

Lucy Orta – on food equality and sustainability

Raul Cardenas Ozuna, on Toronto’s Farmlab

2.25amSHORT FILM Storyboard P and the Bullitts, Close Your Eyes

2.30amREGIONAL REPORT: COLUMBIA Ana Maria Milan

2.50amLUNCH

3.50amKEYNOTE PRESENTATION Lucy Lippard Location/Dislocation

4.10amTHE LEONORE ANNENBERG PRIZE FOR ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Khaled Hourani and Laurie Jo Reynolds

Sally Tallant – in conversation with Khaled Hourani

John Forte in conversation with Laurie Jo Reynolds

5.20amSHORT FILM Halil Altindere, Wonderland

5.30amBREAK

5.45amIN CONVERSATION: THE ABSURD AND URBAN TRANSFORMATION Pedro Reyes and Antanas Mockus Sivickas

6.15amSECTION 6: RESISTORS Moderated by Ivet Curlin, What How and For Whom

Resisting the tide of Urban Development can at times feel like a Herculean task, nevertheless, by looking at effective local strategies for resistance can be applied to the transformation of metropolitan areas on a global scale

Jimmy McMillan – on the “Rent is Too Damn High Party”

Ann Messner on the Real Estate Show

Chen Shaoxiong on the Xijing Olympics

Levan Asabashvili on the Urban Reactor Library

Rachel LaForest on Right to the City

7.10am PERFORMANCE Invincible

7.25am CLOSING REMARKS – Nato Thompson

http://creativetime.org/summit/schedule/

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