Live Ideas is an annual humanities festival of arts and ideas, exploring the ideas, controversies and thinking informing a different bodily-oriented theme each time out. Past festivals have included The Worlds of Oliver Sacks, James Baldwin, This Time!, SKY-Force and Wisdom in America Today, curated by Laurie Anderson, and MENA/Future-Cultural Transformations in the Middle East North Africa Region.
The 2023 edition of Live Ideas, Planet Justice: are you here for it?*, explores the idea that climate justice is rooted in social justice, anti-colonialism, global collaboration, human rights, and the rights of nature to thrive. An antidote to the doom and gloom of the climate crisis, the festival offers five days of art and action with performances, interactive installation, workshops, an outdoor party, symposium, and more! It is co-curated with Slow Factory, a nonprofit organization working at the intersection of climate justice and human rights for collective liberation by changing narratives, systems, and culture.