Compromised, partial archive of Imagining Geographies & Civic Soul regional engagement initiatives (2012-2016) undertaken by dedicated students and residents.
Look for us to be revitalized in mid-late January 2016.
Following initial Antarctica programming (2012), Imagining Geographies [IG] launched a multi-year focus on the land, lives, and arts of Southern Illinois. We do so through investigations and discussions of past histories and present issues that engage our imaginations in thinking about and expressing what our present-future lives might be like in this region, and we advance initiatives that seek to transform imagining into action. (See About Us for overviews of IG activities 2012 – 2015)
Most IG initiatives are organized through four domains: * Advancing Southern Illinois Arts * Experiencing Environs * Sustainability and Environmental Science, Communication, and Policy * Voices of Southern Illinois.
IG’s efforts enable scholars, artists, students, members of agencies and community organizations as well as residents to create and share knowledge, as well as advance transformative action initiatives. They do so through participating in IG events, such as: civic dialogues, lectures/panels, seminars, workshops, field trips, concerts, film screenings, visual installations, as well as contributing to our publication – Sharing Knowledge…
In 2015 we launched two new initiatives:
We hope our events, action-initiatives, Sharing Knowledge… publications as well as this website enable audience members and readers to learn about, experience, reflect on, and reconnect with living in Southern Illinois and beyond; as well as enable us to imagine and to become engaged in transforming our lives here, individually and collectively.