Social imagination today
On this page, the Maxine Greene Center affiliates describe how social imagination as influenced by Maxine Greene is being addressed in their programs. Please let us know how your community, institution or classroom is implementing these practices and ideas inspired by Dr. Greene's works. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
"We also have our social imagination: the capacity to invent
visions of what should be and what might be in our deficient
society, on the streets where we live, in our schools."
- Maxine Greene, Releasing the Imagination, p. 5
Imagination, Inquiry, and Innovation Institute
In March, 2013, at the i4 conference at the College of New Rochelle in collaboration with the MG Center, actor Anna Deavere Smith shared her social imagination with conference participants and guests, in the form of an unusual Keynote Speech. She embodied the voices of others, transfixing the audience by bringing to life stories of injustice and inequality from around the world, in the very words of those who have suffered them.