Imagining Geographies

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UPCOMING EVENTS & PRODUCTIONS:*

Oct. 27: SYMPOSIUM - Race, Policing, Justice, and the Media. Carbondale Civic Center, 4:00-8:00 PM.

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Civic Soul: IG-WSIU-TV multi-platform media collaboration. Programs in production: (1) Civic Justice;  (2) Enabling Living Independently; (3) Save the Levees, Save the Future;  (4) What's Holding up the Cache Flow? 

OUR MISSION

Imagining Geographies is a College of Mass Commnication & Media Arts led, university and region-wide initiative dedicated to advancing investigation, discussion, and multiple forms of expression related to space, place, culture, identity, and related themes.

Domains IG Activity:  

  • Civic Soul broadcasts and Sharing Knowledge publications
  • Experiencing Environs
  • Sustainability & Environmental Science, Policy, & Communication
  • Southern Illinois Arts
  • Voices of Southern Illinois





IG'S HISTORY IN BRIEF

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.

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IG PROGRAMS TO DATE

2012 Antarctica

2013 Land, Lives, and Arts of Southern Illinois

2014 Land, Lives, and Arts of Southern Illinois: Focus on environmental justice & community rights.

2015 Land, Lives, and Arts of Southern Illinois: Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Planning (October 2014); Symposium - Race, Policing, Justice and the Media (October 2015); Social Vulnerability Research (Spring - Summer 2015); 'Civic Soul' - a multi-platform media series produced with WSIU - is in production for broadcast in April 2015.




SIU PARTNERS

University-wide: Office of the President - Office of the Chancellor - Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research - Daily EgyptianGraduate & Professional Student Council Morris Library - Sustainability Council & Green Fund; Student Organizations - Assn of Black Psychologists, National Assn Black Journalists, RealTalk.

Colleges & Departments:

EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES: Recreation & Health Education.

LIBERAL ARTS: Communication Studies, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Theater.

MASS COMMUNICATION & MEDIA ARTS: Cinema & Photography, School of Journalism, Radio, Television & Digital Media, WSIU Radio & TV, Big Muddy Film Festival, Civic Communication Collective, Daily Egyptian, Global Media Research Center.

SCHOOL OF LAW

SCIENCE: Center for Ecology, Environmental Resources & Policy Program, Geology, IGERT Doctoral Program, Physics, Zoology Graduate Student Association.



REGIONAL PARTNERS

ACLU – Carbondale ~ Anna Arts Center ~ Boys & Girls Club Carbondale ~ Carbondale Community Arts ~ Carbondale Public Library ~ Carbondale Times ~ Cristaudo’s Bakery & Café, Carbondale ~ Concerned Citizens of Carbondale ~ Eurma Hayes Community Center, Carbondale ~ GAIA House, Carbondale ~ Harrisburg Public Library ~ Healthy Southern Illinois Delta Network ~ Human Relations Commission, City of Carbondale ~ Inter-faith Council Carbondale ~ Keep Carbondale Beautiful ~ LaUnica Mexican Bakery, Carbondale ~ League of Women Voters ~ Longbranch Café & Bakery, Carbondale ~ Marion Public Library ~ NAACP, Carbondale ~ Nonviolent Carbondale Coalition ~ Racial Justice Coalition, Carbondale ~ Ralph Anderson Inter-faith Dialogues ~ River 2 River Arts Association, Union Co. ~ Shawnee High School, Wolf Lake ~ Social Action Committee, Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship ~ Southern Illinois Peace Coalition ~ SPARC: Shawnee Preparedness & Response Coalition ~ Sparrow Coalition, Carbondale ~ Sustainability Commission, City of Carbondale ~ The Southern Illinosian ~ WDBX, Carbondale.



IG ADVISORY BOARD

Laurie Achenbach (Dean, College of Science; faculty, Microbiology), Angela Aguayo (faculty, Cinema & Photography), Craig Anz (faculty, Architecture), Roberto Barrios (faculty, Anthropology), Karla Berry (Director, Center for Teaching Excellence; faculty, Radio, TV & Digital Media), Marie Bukowski (Director, School of Art & Design), Jennida Chase (faculty, Cinema & Photography), Jessica Crowe (faculty, Sociology), Tracy Fidler (Shawnee Resource Conservation & Development), Jonathan Gray (faculty, Communication Studies), Sarah Heyer (Director, Keep Carbondale Beautiful), Larry Hickman (Director, Center for Dewey Studies; faculty, Philosophy), Scott Ishman (Assoc. Dean, College of Science; faculty, Geology), Gary Kolb (President, Carbondale Community Arts; faculty [Emeritus], Cinema & Photography), Jay Needham (Director, Global Media Research Center; faculty, Radio, Television, & Digital Media), Justin Schoof (Chair & faculty, Geography), Silvia Secchi (Co-Director, Environmental Resources & Policy; faculty, Geography), Nick Smaligo (Doctoral student, Philosophy), Virginia Tilley (Chair and faculty, Political Science), Sustainability Council representative.

Ex Officio members: Jim Allen (Associate Provost for Academic Affairs; faculty, History); Jim Garvey (Interim Vice-Chancellor for Research; faculty, Zoology); Dafna Lemish (Dean, College of Mass Communications & Media Arts; faculty, Radio, Television, & Digital Media).



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