Imagining Geographies

Southern Illinois University

Imagining Geographies



Imagining Geographies

...Linking Lands, Lives, & Arts of Southern Illinois


Imagining Geographies is a multi-year, university and region-wide initiative dedicated to advancing investigation, discussion, and multiple forms of expression related to space, place, culture, identity, and related themes.

IG 2014 - Linking Lands, Lives, & Arts of Southern Illinois - Upcoming Events

  • Let’s Strengthen our Community through STORYTELLING with filmmaker, Angela Aguayo (Producer of 778 Bullets)
    Wednesday, APRIL 16th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
    CELEBRATION: Celebrating Local Stories of Social Change.
    Eurma C. Hayes Community Center, 442 E. Willow. Street.

    Screening of several new films, produced by Angela Aguayo, telling stories of life in Carbondale, along with interviews with community residents recorded recently by members of the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale.

  • Monday April 21, 3:00 - 4:30 pm.

    Studio A, Communication Building
    CONVERSATION on Social Justice Media
    JOSH FOX, documentary filmmaker of Gasland I & II films, in conversation with Angela Aguayo (Cinema & Photography)
  • Monday April 21, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

    Student Center Ballrooms
    LECTURE: GASLAND and the Environment
    A SENSE project
  • Tuesday April 22, 5:00-7:00 pm

    PARADE: Parade of the Species
    Route: From Life Community Center to Turley Park


Imagining Geographies started in Spring 2012 with a rich program that explored a wide range of topics and issues related to the continent of Antarctica. Since Spring 2013 and for the foreseeable future, Imagining Geographies is advancing a series of regional projects entitled Land, Lives, and Arts of Southern Illinois.



Office of the Chancellor - Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research - Colleges of Liberal Arts, Mass Communication & Media Arts, and Science – Big Muddy Festival - Center for Ecology - Daily Egyptian - Environmental Resources & Policy Program - Global Media Research Center - Graduate & Professional Student Council Morris Library - Center for Ecology - Daily Egyptian - Environmental Resources & Policy Program – IGERT Doctoral Program – School of Journalism - Sustainability Council & Green Fund - University College - WSIU Radio & TV – Zoology Graduate Student Association.



Laurie Achenbach (Interim Dean, College of Science; Professor, Microbiology)  - Angela Aguayo (Assistant Professor, Cinema & Photography)  - Roberto Barrios (Associate Professor, Anthropology)  - Steve Belletire (Professor, Design, School of Art & Design)  - Karla Berry (Director, Center for Teaching Excellence; filmmaker, Radio, TV & Digital Media)  - Marie Bukowski (Professor & Director, School of Art & Design)  - Jessica Crowe (Assistant Professor, Sociology) - Deidra Davis (Doctoral student, Environmental Resources & Policy)  - Tracy Fidler (Shawnee Resource Conservation & Development)  - Jennifer Freitag (Prevention educator, The Women’s Center) - Jonathan Gray (Associate Professor, Speech Communication)  - Sarah Heyer (Director - Keep Carbondale Beautiful)  - Larry Hickman (Director, Center for Dewey Studies; Professor, Philosophy)  - Scott Ishman (Assoc. Dean, College of Science; Professor, Geology)  - Gary Kolb (President, Carbondale Community Arts; Professor [Emeritus], Cinema & Photography)  - Nick Smaligo (Doctoral student, Philosophy)  - Justin Schoof (Chair & Associate Professor, Geography)  - Silvia Secchi (Co-Director, Environmental Resources & Policy; Assistant Professor, Agribusiness Economics)  - Eric Wilber (Chair, Sustainability Council, graduate student, Law).


Peter Lemish - Facilitator  - Angela Anima-Korang (Website and Social media) - Steve Gariepy (Experiencing Environs IG Project) - Colby Roate (Coordinator, So Illinois Arts Initiative) - Whitney Schlosser (IG Coordinator, Newsletter).