Mexico-based cultural center EDELO (En Donde Era La ONU) or “Where the United Nations Used to Be” got its start in 2008 when hundreds of displaced indigenous people occupied Mexico City’s United Nations building. To everyone’s surprise, the UN moved out, and the occupiers began using the building as a space for artists and activists to collaborate with the community.
Caleb Duarte, who co-founded EDELO with artist Mia Eva Rollow, will present at the Creative Time Summit this Friday afternoon. Duarte’s work interrogates issues of migration and social mobility. He has exhibited in Mexico, Italy, and the United States.
WHERE TO SEE
The Creative Time Summit is this Friday and Saturday, with presentations by Martha Rosler, Moisireen, Laura Poitras, Steve Lambert, and many more (full list here). You can purchase tickets here or stream the summit online at http://creativetime.org/summit/.