"Social Imagination creates spaces that are in process, alweays being remade. Where imagination and action have a relationship. Action gives reality to that space."- conversation with Maxine Greene, April, 2013
What do we think about when we think of the term "social imagination"? How does Maxine Greene write about the importance of, development of this world view? There is a quotation by George Bernard Shaw, used by Robert Kennedy in 1968, when running for the presidency. Perhaps we could start there:
"Some see things as they are and ask why; others dream things that never were and ask why not."-JF Kennedy
Read the Maxine Greene Institute Statement in Response, below, (click Read More) and add your voice to the Conversation
Students talk about aesthetic education and social imaginationIn Holly Fairbank's aesthetic education course with graduate and undergraduate students from Hunter College and Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY Fall 2020 the students were asked to read two articles by Dr. Greene "Defining aesthetic education" (2002-Blue Guiter) and "Art and Imagination" (2000-Phi Delta Kappan) To my understanding, based on Maxine Greene’s reading, aesthetic education…
Statement in Response
This is the place where we can hold a conversation about how social imagination can help us to imagine new ways of approaching systemic racism that is being brought to the fore.