A dialecticon was an ancient tradition where thinkers and artists joined together to share their ideas. So some people in Charleston decided to organize a Lowcountry version of the event, hoping to show art and open up a discussion on social change. The Charleston Dialecticon will include a gallery art presentation, live graffiti, and an arts and crafts table. There will be various musical performances, as 11 bands have signed on to play sets. An open mic session will be available so the public can share their ideas and art. Kirsten Coleman, one of the event’s planners, will moderate a 30-minute public debate on social order and justice, which is inspired by the arrest of three of the organizers last November for trespassing and resisting arrest. “This event is open to all people, and it is very beneficial to the community to have a public display of artistic expression,” says Coleman.