IdeasCity, the urban culture initiative from New York’s New Museum, is bringing its annual festival to New Orleans this April. This year’s festival will take place from April 15 to 20 at the Bell Artspace Campus and the New Orleans African American Museum. The theme of this year’s event will be “Everyday Festival.”
The IdeasCity festival comprises a five-day residency program that ends with a one-day public program of talks and performances.
In a statement, IdeasCity curator V. Mitch McEwen said: “As New Orleans knows well, a festival is a site of intense reimagination of bodies, streets, space, and time…Through the logic of the festival, we are looking for ways of opening ourselves up to radically new ideas.”
This year’s presenters will include Black Thought, Imani Perry, Bryan C. Lee, Sue Mobley, LOT-EK, and more.
Previous IdeasCity festivals have taken place in Toronto, New York, Detroit, and elsewhere.