Live Ideas 2021

The 2021 edition of Live Ideas – Altered-Worlds: Black Utopia and The Age of Accelerationis less than two weeks away! Block out May 11-15 on your calendar to join events featuring festival co-curator Dr. Reynaldo Anderson, as well as Tiffany E. Barber, adrienne maree brown, Ayana Jamieson, John Jennings, Ari Melenciano, Qudus Onikeku, Rasheedah Phillips, Sheree Renée Thomas, tobias c. van Veen, and many more!

With in-person and virtual installations, conversations, and performances, our interdisciplinary hybrid festival explores the second wave of Afrofuturism at the intersection of arts, techno-culture, sci-fi, social sciences, philosophy and the imagination. All indoor activities follow rigorous safety protocols while operating at reduced capacity! See below for more details regarding our plan. 

Ari Melenciano
Live Arts Lobby Vestibule street-facing window
Open to public & free through June 2021
5pm- 7pm (ET)
Sat, May 15 @ 8pm-10pm
Times Square

Photoshoot from 8:15pm-9pm Father Duffy Square
at 46th &Broadway
Wed, May 12 @ 7:30pm & Thurs-Fri May 13-14 @ 8:30pm
Panel, Screening & Conversation
Sat, May 15 @ 12-4pm (EST)
Launching Spring 2021