Creative Time Summit 2015
Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 August 2015

13.30-16.30 / Screening of live stream
16.30-17.15 / Open discussions
FREE / Drop in

Join us over two days as we stream the CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT, live from the Venice Biennale. Drop in anytime between the times stated above. Tea and coffee provided, bring your own snacks. Each day there will be a facilitated discussion to explore the themes and issues arising out of the day’s events.

The conversations could go anywhere but here are some ideas to get you started:
• The art of pedagogy – how do artists employ pedagogic principles and practices?
• What do we want from an art school? – What happens when artists initiate their own learning?
• Knowledge as collective experience – How can collective knowledge be harnessed for social change?
• From ‘spectatorship’ to ‘usership’ in contemporary art galleries – new modes of user-generated content and the co-production of knowledge and representation.
See the schedule here (remember, Venice is 1 hour ahead):

Tuesday 11 August
13.30-14.00 Keynote: The Future of Education in Afghanistan – Artist Mariam Ghani in conversation with President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani.
16.00-15.15 Section 2: Educational Institution as Form
“Educational Institution as Form” looks at the practical and pedagogic implications of artist-initiated educational institutions, which provide an opportunity to consider larger educational structures and methodologies for decentralizing education. Kunlé Adeyemi (Nigeria); Marwa Arsanios (Lebanon); Marinella Senatore (UK/Italy); Tina Sherwell (Palestine).
15.15-15:30 Break
15.30-15.40 Short films
15.40-16.00 Conversation: Arts Schoolaboratory
16.00-16.15 Statement: Joshua Wong (Hong Kong) Representing the Hong Kong student activist group, Scholarism
16.15-16:30 Closing Statements from Nato Thompson and Sally Szwed
16.30–17.15 Discussion facilitated by Ilana Mitchell (UK), Artistic Director, Wunderbar.

Wednesday 12 August
13.30-14.45 The Art of Pedagogy
“The Art of Pedagogy,” based on the premise that art can be a form of open inquiry, focuses on artists whose work deploys the innate pedagogic possibilities of artistic practice. Paul Ramirez Jonas (US/Honduras); Beatrice Catanzaro (Jerusalem/Palestine); Hope Ginsburg (US); Sarat Maharaj (South Africa); Cesare Pietroiusti (Italy).
14.45-14.55 Statement: Gregory Shollette (US) on behalf of Gulf Labor
14.55-15.15 Break
15.15-16.30 Knowledge as Collective Experience
“Knowledge as a Collective Experience” looks at how knowledge arises through social relations and shared experiences. Artists and activists in this section discuss how harnessing collective knowledge has informed their community engaged practices. Eduardo Maura (Spain); Mujeres Creando (Bolivia); Simone Leigh (US); Farid Rakun, Ruangrupa (Indonesia); Eleanor Saitta (Germany).
16.30–17.15 Discussion facilitated by members of NEUSCHLOSS (UK) a group of artists, writers and curators working with or at Northumbria University.