November 14-15, 2014
María Villa, Presidente Néstor Kirchner fellow 2013-2014, from Colombia, will be working on a consultancy with the nonprofit arts organization Creative Time in Stockholm.
Villa, who earlier this year completed her fellowship at The New School, will design a participation process to engage the public that will attend the Creative Time Summit, an annual event that this year takes place in the Swedish capital. This summit will “will unpack the ways in which the financial crisis and subsequent austerity measures have radicalized segments of the population, leading to protest, activism, and a push for immigrant rights, as well as to a rise in nationalism and xenophobia,” according to the Creative Time website. Intellectuals, artists, politicians and social leaders from around the world will participate in the two-day meeting in November.
The work Villa will be carrying out for Creative Time goes in line with the research she has been carrying out related to art mediation in Colombia, which she presented and discussed with experts and the general public last March in New York. The opportunity for the consultancy emerged after holding a meeting with curators from Creative Time during her fellowship.
Read more about the President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship Program