Category Archives: Creativity & Imagination

Student Workshops from the 2017 Spring Residency: A Sampling

Embodied Plant Medicine, with Returning Student Stefania Patinella. Healers and medicine people across history and culture have used direct, embodied communication with plants to tap into the powerful medicine they hold for the human body, mind and spirit. In this … Continue reading

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Teaching Transformation: The Goddard Graduate Institute Book!

We have a lot of stories to tell about how and why we teach and learn at and beyond Goddard. Because we realized how precious, amazing, and revolutionary such stories are, we decided to put together a book, drawing on … Continue reading

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Minna Dubin and #MomLists: Guerrilla Public Art to Explore the Reality of Motherhood

Minna Dubin, a graduate of the Individualized MA in Tranformative Language Arts, found herself feeling “in survival mode” a few years after giving birth to her first child. As a writer, performer, educator, and activist, she soon came up with … Continue reading

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GGI Grads in the News: Seema Reza and Taina Asili

In the last day, two GGI grads have been sharing their strongest words about the work we do in the world and how to do it better. Seema Reza’s article — “The Work of Waking Up the Sleeping in a … Continue reading

Posted in African-American Studies, Creative Non-Fiction, Creative Writing, Creativity & Imagination, Cultural & Cross-Cultural Studies, Environmental Justice, Feminism, Women's & Gender Studies, Goddard Graduate Institute, Graduation, Memoir, Life Writing & Autobiography, Multiculturalism & Diversity Studies, Sustainability, Transformative Language Arts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Graduating Student Workshops at the Fall 2016 Residency

Decolonizing Indigenous Education, with IMA graduating student Clay River. A demonstration of using cultural arts and performance art as a teaching tool to decolonize education. Demonstrating the use of traditional art forms alongside modern performance styles to dismantle and redefine … Continue reading

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Making Your Own Study Plan: Some Variations of a Theme

At Goddard, students create their own curriculum for the semester ahead but crafting a study plan: a map of what they’ll be reading, viewing, attending, surveying, and in general, studying, and out of that, what they’ll be creating and writing, … Continue reading

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Listening-Based Community Engagement and Locally-Sources Sustainability with Steve Wright

Steve Wright, through his organization 4 Walls International, knows that “the world is littered with opportunities,” but how can people who want to promote positive change work in communities not their own without simply imposing their own agendas? Steve, a … Continue reading

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