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  • “What Is Common to All of Us?” Redefining Black Male Identity

    September 23, 2014  —  
    Drawing from his collaborative transmedia project “Question Bridge: Black Males,” the artist Hank Willis Thomas examines the racial context of the 2012 killing of Jordan Davis as the man who shot the 17-year-old Florida resident, Michael Dunn, is retried for murder.  More
  • Tempus Fugit in the People’s Republic of BK

    September 17, 2014  —  
    As part of Creative Time’s exhibition “Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn,” a collaboration with Weeksville Heritage Center, the writer and musician Greg Tate evokes a time and place he calls “Original Brooklyn: the radically Black BK of haute culture and avant-cult leaders.”  More
  • Freed But Not Free

    September 17, 2014  —  
    As part of Creative Time’s exhibition “Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn,” a collaboration with Weeksville Heritage Center, Creative Time Reports is featuring essays related to the history of African-American struggles for self-determination in Brooklyn. Here, the writer Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts meditates on the limits to freedom imposed by a legacy of institutionalized racism.  More
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    Spatial Justice: Rasquachification, Race and the City

    September 15, 2014  —  

    Intervening in discussions about gentrification and placemaking, cultural activist Roberto Bedoya champions the creative resilience found in communities of color—and exemplified by the Chicano practice of Rasquachification—to suggest “placekeeping” as a strategy for advancing racial justice goals.  More
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    The Fight for Kachin: Struggles over Independence in Burma

    September 8, 2014  —  

    Long after Burma’s government made peace with other ethnic minorities that fought against its former military junta, the mostly Christian Kachin community remains at war with the Burmese army. Photographer Diana Markosian portrays a wide scope of Kachin life in these striking images from Burma’s besieged north.  More
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    Some of My Best Friends Are Scottish

    September 2, 2014  —  

    Frequenting his favorite London pubs, the English artist Paul Davis asked Scottish friends and strangers what they thought about the impending referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. He matched their responses to limned images of a few great Scots, lending some historical heft and a touch of ventriloquism to the project.  More
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    Who’s Happy About Abu Dhabi’s “Island of Happiness”? It’s Not the Construction Workers

    August 18, 2014  —  

    In this episode of Forms of Life, Nato Thompson speaks about the harsh conditions faced by workers in Abu Dhabi.  More
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    Now Eat My Script: Writing the Experience of Syrian Refugees

    August 4, 2014  —  

    “It seems we kill the intimate moment of death each time we record it,” observes the silent narrator of Mounira Al Solh’s Now Eat My Script, a video that ruminates on representations of violence in the context of Syria’s civil war.  More
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    Editor's Letter

    On the heels of the People's Climate March, Creative Time Reports Editor Marisa Mazria Katz speaks with the artist collective Not An Alternative about their Natural History Museum, a new project that confronts the unsavory influence of corporate cash on science institutions.

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