Creative Time is known for executing some pretty impressive projects masterminded by innovative artists. Remember Paul Ramírez Jonas’s Key to the City exchange in 2009 that invited people to unlock more than 20 sites across New York City’s five boroughs? Or Nick Cave’s massive art performance, Heard NY, at Grand Central Terminal? To uncover new ways that culture can shape the city, the annual Creative Time Summit, exploring the theme “Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st Century City,” brings together a diverse group of artists, architects, planners, politicians, activists, and theorists from across the world. For three days, catch events around the city, including TED-like talks, luncheons, and art lectures at the Judson Church in Washington Square Park, which will be transformed into an indoor town square, complete with fake grass and benches to brainstorm on. If you can’t get a ticket, you can reserve a seat for the live-stream at Cooper Union.
Fri., Oct. 25, noon; Sat., Oct. 26, noon, 2013