Posted on March 23, 2012 by Christopher St. Clair
Photo by Iñaki Vinaixa
It was once proposed, by someone who liked our work, that it was Lincoln Center Institute’s (LCI’s) mission to “build bridges between art and life so that children may learn to see the world transformed by the artist’s vision.”
Very close, but… There is danger incipient in that statement that the students will only see an artist’s point of view. What’s missing is the students’ contribution in the process; what’s missing is the act of free will.
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Posted on April 27, 2010 by Linda Miles
Last Monday, Steven Dahlberg, director of the International Centre for Creativity and Imagination in New Milford, CT, hosted the Connecticut Imagination Conversation, as part of its 50 Imagination Conversations project. The agenda for the event focused on education, community, and leadership, with an eye toward developing an innovative, state-wide agenda.
Recorded for broadcast on the Connecticut Public Radio program, “Where We Live,” and now the audio recording is available online—check it out!
For a brief, but very vibrant, summary by radio commentator John Dankosky, you can also visit http://whereweblog.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/715/#comments. “I am, by nature, both highly skeptical and wildly enthusiastic about [such] conversations,” begins Dankosky, who seems to have ended up being mostly wildly enthusiastic. The page welcomes comments.
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Posted on February 24, 2010 by Scott Noppe-Brandon
Image by Allie Caulfield*
In Imagination First, Eric Liu and I state our conviction that “it’s in the collective arena that imagination can do the most” (200). One of our main goals in the book is to help the reader turn his or her community—whether that means the home or the workplace or the town—into “an ecosystem where good ideas can emerge from anywhere” (203). I’m quite pleased, therefore, by a recent article in The Enterprise-Bulletin—a newspaper published out of Ontario, Canada—that stresses this essential connection between imagination/creativity and community. In “A Creative Town is a Healthy Town,” columnist Tanya Mazza nicely supports the claim that she makes in the title of her piece. Continue reading
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