So I'll be joining UW-Madison's Center for the Humanities for this event later today, the live stream of the fourth Creative Time Summit. This year's summit is organized around the problem of wealth inequities, phrases as "confronting inequities." I will be helping by leading a discussion over the lunch break. I wrote up a sheet of questions for the audience. It is pasted below.
The event is free and there will be refreshments. Please come if you are in the area. It goes for most of the day and anybody can drop in and out.
Creative Time Summit: Confronting Inequity
For the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities live stream event, October 12, 2012
What does it mean to “confront inequity” when the labor movement has prioritized a non-confrontational mentality ever since the years of the Cold War?
When do careers and professional status that depend on an economy of attention get in the way of confrontation? Does notoreity pay?
How important is the public, as concept, political formation, and institutional infrastructure, in the struggle for wealth redistribution?
How is wealth redistribution best represented visually? Aurally?
What constituencies stand to gain the most from confronting inequity, whether actual wealth redistribution follows or not?
How do inequities in wealth find expression and effect in the politics of military occupation and human-induced climate change?
What affects are produced by income and wealth inequities? In what ways are these affects effectively politicized or de-politicized?
How do inequities of wealth define the physical architecture of cities, suburbs, towns, and rural areas? And how does this architecture affect the production of art and culture?
In the US, poor urban youth of color experience the most extreme effects of wealth inequities, arguably. When and how will they enter the conversation we are having?
Racism and wealth inequities overlap in patterns of mutual reinforcement. How are they reinforced through the patterns of one’s own life, and how might those patterns be “confronted”?
Do we who live and work in the multi-state Great Lakes/Upper Mississippi region have a special or particular contribution to offer this project of confronting inequities?
What places on the planet are wealth inequities creating the most volatile instabilities, and what do those places have to do with where we are?
What is wealth, anyway?