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Office for Public Culture + Creative Time Summit

Art, Place & Dislocation in the 21st Century City

Join the Office for Public Culture for the Creative Time Summit as it serves as a global Screening Site in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

October 25th at 10am – October 26th at 5:30pm


(the Future) GoSite at the Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
This is the glass enclosed Lounge at the Northwest corner of the Museum, the space nearest to Maya Lin’s Ecliptic.
directions and parking


The Office for Public Culture will host a screening of the summit to make a public connection with the global dialogue, and organize local programming that highlights local conditions for Art, Place and Dislocation in the 21st Century City.

The last few years in Grand Rapids have been particularly dramatic in terms of cultural, political, economic, and spatial change. As we form our city, how is culture being activated in these interrelated areas and what are the implications for social justice and progress toward an equitable and healthy environment?

This event is presented with support from the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and the future GoSite. The Office for Public Culture is part of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Grand Valley State University.
Check back for more details or connect with the Office for Public Culture on Facebook to get announcements and updates.
Join the Facebook Event for event details as they get announced.

From Nato Thompson, Chief Curator of Creative Time:
“The 2013 Creative Time Summit sets its sights on the fact that culture, for good or bad, is an active ingredient in the construction and shaping of the contemporary city. Tapping into widespread debate on this issue, this year’s Summit provides a global platform for consideration of the trials, tribulations, artistic practices, campaigns, theories, and practicalities that accompany this phenomenon. As the active role of culture in the city gains traction not only with artists but also with architects, city planners, philanthropists, and developers—from eye-popping monumental sculpture, to arts districts, to battles over eviction and squatting—this year’s Summit provides a timely opportunity to debate and consider a variety of artistic approaches to this contemporary condition.”

Creative Time Summit Schedule
Overview: Creative Time Summit

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essential documents that inform the dialog.

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