CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT DC: OCCUPY THE FUTURE
OCTOBER 14 – 16, 2016 LINCOLN THEATRE 1215 U STREET NW, WASHINGTON, D.C.
ABOUT OCCUPY THE FUTURE
The Creative Time Summit-the world’s largest international conference on art and social change-is headed to Washington, D.C.! Creative Time Summit DC: Occupy the Future will be held at D.C.’s historic Lincoln Theatre on October 14 – 16, 2016.
Occurring in the nation’s capital just weeks before the 2016 Presidential Election, the Creative Time Summit DC will take this important moment to collectively consider what it might mean to radically transform the current state of democracy. Around the world both the left and the right are making their dissatisfaction with the center known, setting the stage for a virulent electoral season. Shaking up the political landscape, worldwide social movements — from Arab Spring to #BlackLivesMatter — are now ingrained in popular discourse. The 2016 Summit offers a platform for citizen-led strategies and grassroots movements working within, as well as disrupting, electoral politics. As we work to push forward the ideals of human rights in practice, what does it mean to actually occupy power in a future as yet unwritten?
Peter Svarzbein is a photographer, curator and disruptive media specialist. During graduate school at the SVA, Svarzbein created the El Paso Transnational Trolley Project, a self-created activist/artist project that resulted in a $97 million state grant for a Intra-city trolley route using the Original Streetcars that ran between Juarez, Mex, & El Paso, Tex. He is currently the proud City Representative for District 1 in El Paso, Texas and is working on legislation to reintroduce the Juarez-El Paso trolley line once again.
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