Category: Uprisings

  • Here We Are: The Imagination of Public Space in Gezi Park

    June 14, 2013 - 

    Protests have gripped Turkey for the past two weeks, transforming public space in the minds of the country’s inhabitants. Istanbul-based artist Can Altay explores the role of art and humor in the uprising, writing, “Imagination expands slowly and strikes suddenly.”  More
  • Speak Mouthless

    June 3, 2013 - 

    In a video channeling the revolutionary struggle in the rebel-held town of Kafranbel, Syria, Lebanese architect Tony Chakar challenges the Western tendency to categorize the Arab Spring as fundamentally separate from social movements in Europe and the United States.  More
  • Spain: The Nameless Force Behind the Protests

    November 30, 2012 - 

    With 25 percent of the population unemployed and hundreds evicted from their homes every day, Spain’s economic crisis continues to deepen. Leonidas Martin contextualizes the country’s recent anti-austerity protests in this history of a new activist spirit.  More
  • Protests Against President Morsi Erupt in Egypt

    November 27, 2012 - 

    Over 200,000 people have flocked to Cairo’s Tahrir Square to protest a decree from President Morsi granting him and the Muslim Brotherhood sweeping powers. Mosireen documents the swell of demonstrators, many demanding “the fall of the regime.”  More
  • Occupy: The Name in Common

    November 15, 2012 - 

    One year after Occupy Wall Street activists were evicted from Zuccotti Park, the hybrid arts collective and non-profit organization Not An Alternative addresses where the movement stands and why the name “Occupy” should live on.  More
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    Editor’s Letter

    Five years after Creative Time Reports’ inception, the project is coming to a close. Editor Marisa Mazria Katz reflects on some of the most moving pieces that solidified CTR as a unique platform that elevates artists’ voices.


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