OTHER VOICES

"The thing is, our culture has started to think about writing and the humanities as if they are peripheral and negotiable – just a dusty sideshow set up alongside the real project, which is making money. But the only way people move toward freedom is to come to some understanding of what is enslaving them, and that, in essence, is what the humanities are: a controlled, generations-long effort to understand and defeat what enslaves us. So we marginalize that process at our own peril. That process is (and has always been) important to cultures."

–GEORGE SAUNDERS, interviewed for The Creative Process

Our Other Voices section gives students, professors, and the general public an opportunity to tell their stories and engage with leading thinkers. This collective artwork features curriculum integration and short films we have made in collaboration with writers and film schools, essays, stories, poems, and other creative works. Other Voices is being shown as part of the projection elements of the traveling exhibition.

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In memoriam John Berger and his groundbreaking work Ways of Seeing, we are introducing a new visual arts section to the projection elements of The Creative Process exhibition traveling to leading universities. We are inviting notable artists, curators, writers, and participating universities to suggest artworks which they feel are in conversation with certain culturally significant words. Click here to suggest artists for this initiative or find out more.

 
 

IN CONVERSATION


PURE IMAGINATION PROGRAM for YOUNG WRITERS
 

OUR VOICES, OUR STORIES, OUR LIVES

"IMAGINATION is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore,
the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity,
it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared." –J.K. ROWLING