National Gathering

The 18th Annual National Gathering will be held October 19 – 21, 2018, in partnership with Illinois Humanities.

The members of Imagining America advance a vision of the world in which publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, students and culture workers play critical roles in enacting the promise and ideals of a democratic society. Together, at the annual gathering, we explore the power of shared identity — of understanding who we are and what we stand for, and therefore, what we are called to do.

The 18th Annual National Gathering

The 2018 Imagining America National Gathering seeks to bring people together to imagine, explore, and make real a world beyond incarceration and to envision liberatory futures – futures that include worlds where resources invested in carceral economies are directed to housing, health care, and public education.

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Discover sessions, workshops, seminars, and performances for our 2018 gathering. The gathering enables people to build and sustain relationships that link stories, fulfill the democratic purposes of higher education, and address collective challenges.

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Submissions

2018 Invitation for Proposals
Transformative Imaginations: Decarceration and Liberatory Futures

Imagining America believes that the arts, design, and the humanities provide us with tools and practices that can free our imaginations as to what is possible. The 2018 Imagining America National Gathering seeks to bring people together to imagine, explore, and make real a world beyond incarceration and to envision liberatory futures – futures that include worlds where resources invested in carceral economies are directed to housing, health care, and public education.

Invitation for Proposals

Sessions are as interactive as possible, and provide opportunities for sharing and co-creating practical and theoretical frameworks that guide our understanding of engaged art, scholarship, and design.

  • Performance & Dialogue
  • Roundtable
  • Workshop
  • Media Session
  • Pecha Kucha
Session Formats Submit A Proposal