The New York-based nonprofit organization Creative Time commissions and presents ambitious public art projects in New York and elsewhere. They also host the Creative Time Summit every year, inviting innovative artists, activists, critics, writers, and curators to come together in New York to engage with one another and a global audience about how they are attempting to change the world. This year’s two-day Summit, entitled “Art, Place, & Dislocation in the 21st Century,” includes keynote speakers Neil Brenner, professor of urban theory; Lucy Lippard, critic and writer; and Rebecca Solnit, writer. Local folks participating in the Summit include artist/activist Mel Chin and Project Row Houses founding director Rick Lowe.
Project Row Houses and The University of Houston’s Center for Arts Leadership are partnering to host the Houston screening of the Summit and initiate creative conversations to explore how these international topics impact the local community. The screening will take place October 25-26 at UH’s Farish Hall, Kiva Room. If you want to drop in and watch with local artists and thinkers, check out the full schedule on the Center for Arts Leadership’s web page.