Creative Time Summit



 

How does emergency produce revolution?

 

The Summit 2024, States of Emergence: Land After Property and Catastrophe, is organized in response to the unprecedented global protests against imperialism and a United States presidential election that many are calling a breaking point of democracy. The Summit confronts our era of crisis—the climate crisis, migrant crisis, constitutional crisis, affordability crisis, housing crisis, and on and on—not as singular moments in time but rather as a long historical arch set forth by the making and remaking of colonial borders. States of Emergence: Land After Property and Catastrophe presents new and reactivated forms of socially engaged art and political organizing that have emerged from an ongoing state of emergency and offers paths forward to working with and against governments, industry, and others in power toward land-based restitution, self-determination, and liberation.
 
Considering borders and statelessness, land rights, agriculture, climate, resources, formations for living beyond property, the Summit brings together artists, activists, and thought leaders from across the world who are mounting tactics of land justice, redistribution, reparation, sovereignty, and other reimaginings of the relationships between communities and land.
 
The Summit 2024 is curated by Creative Time Curator Diya Vij with Assistant Curator Anna Harsanyi and Artist Research Manager Gervais Marsh in thought partnership with Summit 2024 Advisors: Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Ntone Edjabe, Emily Jacir, Maya Juracán, Adam Khalil, Dominic Leong, Aziz Sohail, and Hanlu Zhang.
 
Questions about accessibility at the Summit? Please email: summit@creativetime.org
 

TICKETS

 
Tickets are available by sliding scale, get your tickets via this link to Eventbrite.
 

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

 
The complete line-up and programming schedule will be announced in early September.
 
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20
Opening night mixer at CTHQ
 
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21
Main stage day at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 10am to 6pm
After party (location to be announced)
 
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22
Small group break-out sessions led by Summit speakers and other guests at various locations (to be announced)
 
The Summit is followed by a public art opening of Creative Time’s latest commission: Cosmologyscape by Kite and Alisha B Wormsley in Ashland Plaza.
 

SUMMIT 2024 MAIN STAGE PRESENTERS

 
Presenters include: Alarm Phone, Tizintizwa (Nadir Bouhmouch and Soumeya Ait Ahmed), Tanya Aguiñiga, Isshaq Albarbary, Marwa Arsanios, Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan, Kazembe Balagun, Natalie Ball, Andrea Ballestero, Diana Buttu, Enzo Camacho and Ami Lien, Centre d’art Waza (Patrick Mudekereza), Mao Chenyu, Dar Jacir for Art and Research, Natalie Diaz, Eliza Evans, Sean Connelly, Karachi LaJamia (Shahana Rajani and Zahra Malkani), KEZI Collective, Las Nietas de Nonó, Leil Mortada, Lenni Lenapexkweyok (River Whittle), New Red Order, Alofipo So’o alo Fleur Ramsay, The Shipibo Center (Abou Farman), Andrés Cano Sierro/Maiz de Vida, Rinaldo Walcott, Ather Zia, and more.
 

SUMMIT 2024 ADVISORS

 
Sarah Biscarra Dilley (yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini [Northern Chumash]) is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and educator currently residing nitspu titʸu tsʔitɨnɨ Munsee.They serve as Director of Indigenous Programs and Relationality at Forge Project and are completing a doctorate in Native American Studies from UC Davis.
 
Ntone Edjabe is a Cameroonian writer, journalist, DJ and the founding editor of Chimurenga magazine (estd. 2002), a pan African publication of culture, art, and politics based in Cape Town. Edjabe’s practice as a DJ weds musical erudition and explicit political engagement centered on Africa’s place in the world.
 
Emily Jacir is an artist, filmmaker, educator and founder of Dar Jacir for Art and Research in Bethlehem. Her interdisciplinary practice investigates histories of colonization, exchange, translation, resistance, and movement. Jacir has built a complex and compelling oeuvre through a diverse range of media and methodologies that include unearthing historical material, performative gestures and in-depth research.
 
Maya Juracán is a curator, activist, and a professor of Contemporary Art History at Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala. Leveraging her background in language, literature, social sciences, contemporary art, and cultural management, Juracán reshapes historical narratives through art.
 
Adam Shingwak Khalil (Ojibway) is a filmmaker and artist from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, whose practice attempts to subvert traditional forms of image-making through humor, relation, and transgression. Khalil is a core contributor to New Red Order and a co-founder of COUSINS Collective.
 
Dominic Leong (Kānaka Maoli) is a founding partner at Leong Leong, an internationally recognized architecture studio based in New York. He focuses on architecture as an aesthetic, social, and ecological practice. The studio operates at the intersection of art and living, collaborating with diverse partners to advance social agendas within the built environment. Dominic is also a co-founder and current advisor to Hawai’i Nonlinear, a Honolulu-based nonprofit that supports grassroots ‘Āina (Land / That Which Feeds) movements through Native innovation, storytelling, and creative design. He has held invited academic appointments at Columbia University, MIT, The Cooper Union and is the 2024 Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale School of Architecture.
 
Aziz Sohail is a Pakistani-born art curator, writer and PhD candidate in curatorial practice at Monash Art, Design and Architecture. Their research and resultant projects honour and recognise the power of queer and feminist collectivity, sociability, joy and wayward encounter.
 
Hanlu Zhang is a curator, writer, and editor interested in art as social practice. In 2020 she founded Social Practice Lab (SPL), a platform that curates socially engaged art and initiates collaborative projects. SPL engages with topics and communities related to urban-rurality, migration, social justice, and alternative practices.

 

 
 

GET TICKETS

 
Tickets are available by sliding scale, get your tickets via this link to Eventbrite.
 
The complete line-up and programming schedule will be announced in early September. Subscribe to Creative Time via this link to receive updates about community events, workshops and breakout sessions led by Summit speakers and other guests over the Summit weekend.

 

 

Support for the 2024 Creative Time Summit States of Emergence: Land After Property and Catastrophe has been generously provided by the Trust for Mutual Understanding.
 
We are also grateful for the support of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in partnership with the City Council and Mayor Eric Adams.
 
Thank you to our venue partners, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).
 
The official media partner of the 2024 Creative Time Summit is WNYC.
 
Creative Time programming support for 2024 has been generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, FotoFocus, The Girlfriend Fund, Lambent Foundation Fund, a fund of Tides Foundation, The May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Open Society Foundations, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Terra Foundation for American Art.
 
We are also grateful for the support of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in partnership with the City Council and Mayor Eric Adams.