Conversations


Welcome. In these Conversation Pages, the Maxine Greene Center invites Members to initiate topics for conversation with those from various professions, including: Teaching Artists, Educators, Scholars and Researchers, and those from our wonderful Alliances. 

Through inquiries into sociology, history, and especially philosophy and literature, Maxine Greene explores living in awareness and "wide-awakeness" in order to advance social justice. Her thinking about existence and the power of imagination have been brought to life through her study, academic appointments, essays and books. In her teaching, she desires to educate those who speak, write, and resist in their own voices, rather than mimic her ideas and language. We look forward hearing your voices here in these pages. 


Please suggest and/or submit posts having to do with concepts and issues that impact and surround one or more relevant subject areas. We welcome all members to visit and engage in all conversations. 


memories of maxine

Memories of Maxine

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aesthetic experience

Aesthetic Experience excerpt from Blue Guitar describing aesthetic space works of art as privileged objects

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Conversations with works of art

Encounters with works of art

January 20, 2015

Encounters with works of art

We invite you to join the conversation by adding your comments observations, questions and interpretations of this photo by Gordan Parks entitled "Emma Watson and her Grandchildren" (1934).

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aesthetic space, aesthetic experience

August 27, 2014

aesthetic space, aesthetic experience

We are concerned, as members of The Maxine Greene Center, with having aesthetic experiences, inhabiting aesthetic spaces. The excerpt here, from Variations on a Blue Guitar, reminds us how to approach the world aesthetically, and of the value of works of art created for this kind of noticing.

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Conversations with educators

July 17, 2020

Salon Series

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Welcome to The Maxine Greene Institute Salon Series, a series of conversations with artists, scholars, educators and others interested in the work of Maxine Greene. We hope these Salons will provide a place for an exchange of ideas and a sharing of artworks, teaching practices related to aesthetic education, and examples of social imagination. After each installment online throught the coming months we aim to continue the conversation on our website via the Conversations feature.


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March 22, 2020

Social Imagination in the World

This is the place where we can hold a conversation regarding the work of Jethro Gillespie

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maxine's theories

Maxine's theories and philosophy on aesthetic education and social imagination are made clear in her many books, lectures and articles.

Statement in Response

June 18, 2020

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. 

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Salon Series-Walking Into Awareness- Matt Green
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Statement in Response

Statement in Response
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Social Imagination in the World

Social Imagination in the World
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Encounters with works of art

Encounters with works of art
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