Artists + Scholars In Public Life

We envision a world of expansive social imagination, constructed by multiple ways of knowing, where people work together to nurture healthy, vibrant, and joyful communities.

The Imagining America consortium (IA) brings together scholars, artists, designers, humanists, and organizers to imagine, study, and enact a more just and liberatory ‘America’ and world. Working across institutional, disciplinary, and community divides, IA strengthens and promotes public scholarship, cultural organizing, and campus change that inspires collective imagination, knowledge-making, and civic action on pressing public issues.

By dreaming and building together in public, IA creates the conditions to shift culture and transform inequitable institutional and societal structures.


WE ENVISION

We envision a world of expansive social imagination, constructed by multiple ways of knowing, where people work together to nurture healthy, vibrant, and joyful communities.

OUR MISSION

The Imagining America consortium (IA) brings together scholars, artists, designers, humanists, and organizers to imagine, study, and enact a more just and liberatory ‘America’ and world. Working across institutional, disciplinary, and community divides, IA strengthens and promotes public scholarship, cultural organizing, and campus change that inspires collective imagination, knowledge-making, and civic action on pressing public issues.

By dreaming and building together in public, IA creates the conditions to shift culture and transform inequitable institutional and societal structures.

What We Do


National Gathering

Annual convening of public scholars, artists, designers, students, and cultural organizers addressing today’s pressing issues.

Fellowships

IA fosters vibrant networks of graduate and undergraduate students from our member institutions.

Regional Convenings

Regional events offer opportunities to learn, share, and practice public knowledge making.

Collaborative Research and Learning

IA’s research initiatives and learning opportunities leverage the intellectual and creative capital that is the consortium’s greatest strength.

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Member Institutions


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