Nikolay Oleynikov (Chto Delat) with Shvemy Cooperative, 2015/2019

Making Another World Possible I Conversations Series. Creative Time Summit: Speaking Truth

Lugemik bookshop & cafe Hulda

“Making Another World Possible Conversations Series” presents engaging discussions on topics concerning the Estonian context and the global cultural art scene. Prominent speakers will include international artists, curators, collectors, educators, activists, and other cultural practitioners, shedding critical light on topical issues. All conversations will take place at The Estonian Academy of Arts.

The Conversation Series is programmed as a preamble to the book Making Another World Possible : 10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects (Routledge, 2019) edited by Corina L. Apostol and Nato Thompson and produced by Creative Time, a landmark publication which takes stock of socially engaged cultural practices dealing with the urgency of contemporary social movements. Complete with a selected timeline of socially engaged art by the collective Chto Delat, the book offers a review of the current state of the field, a dive into ten global issues through commissioned essays, and showcases one hundred inspiring artistic projects from around the world.

As fierce debates about the nature of truth rage on globally, the Summit will address forms of resistance as they unfold in disparate yet interconnected fields including proliferating technology and the dark side of automatization and surveillance, global health through the lens of gender and class inequality, self-determination of those conducting unrecognized labor and indigenous populations asserting sovereignty in the face of erasure, as well as the media as the nexus of fictions, facts and deceptions. The Summit will highlight the many challenges that face individuals, communities, and movements speaking truth to power while convening to imagine a different future.