Thinking Spaces: The Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series

Night Improvisations performance

Night Improvisations featuring Ben Grossman, Reza Yazdanpanah and Kathryn Ladano.

The Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series, Thinking Spaces, considers the ways in which improvisation can provide us with new ways of thinking and acting. Throughout the year, this group organizes public talks, workshops, special events, and concerts, as well as reading sessions that may include music, performance, film, academic texts, fiction, etc., based around critical thinking on improvisation. Readings are circulated in advance, and may also include short informal presentations by current IICSI students, artists or community groups.

This group is open to all—community members, faculty, and students. We welcome new participants at any time throughout the year. Please contact us for more information or to be added to our mailing list.

Schedule of Current Events:

The next series of Thinking Spaces events is scheduled to begin in the Fall 2020 semester.


See below for an archive of past events.

Thinking Spaces Archive

2019- 2020


Nathan Mejia explains Ambrisonics

SOFAM student Nathan Mejia demonstrates his project with Ambisonics

2017 – 2018

Kade L. Twist and Collaborators : Priya Shah, Jeji Varghese, Madhur Anand, Cherish Blood, Lacey Hill and Heather Majaury performance at Silence

2016 – 2017