Thinking Spaces: Eric Lewis

The IICSI House - 9 University Ave 9 University Ave E, Guelph, Ontario, Canada Thinking Spaces: The Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series is pleased to present “Improvising the Archive: Medea Electronique's Archive of Digital Art,” a talk by Eric Lewis. This event…

Workshop with meLê yamomo: “Post:Migrant Presences”

University of Guelph 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Friday, December 2 // 10am – 2:30pm EDTRegistration limited—sign up here!8/15 spots reserved for BIPOC participantslunch providedUniversity of Guelph103 Mackinnon Building87 Trent Lane How can ‘presence’ interrupt dominant aesthetics? How…

Thinking Spaces: Darren O’Donnell

online Thinking Spaces: The Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series is pleased to present “Chance as Co-Director: Working with the Whims of Children,” a talk by Darren O’Donnell. This event…

Thinking Spaces: “Improv for Scientists”

University of Guelph, MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Ln, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Improvisational exercises have been a key element of theatre training for decades. With minor modification, these same exercises can be used in training scientists (and future scientists) to be better communicators. I’ll discuss my use of improv with our physics majors at U of G and give some examples of the science-y twists we throw on the activities to suit our purposes.

CfP – Sound, Meaning, Education: CONVERSATIONS & improvisations


Sound, Meaning, Education (SME) invites researchers, artists, and/or teachers to submit proposals for an in-person conference to be held at the University of Guelph, October 20-22, 2023. The conference will gather all manner of curricular innovators to share research/scholarship, pedagogical strategies, narratives/stories, performances, and imaginings.

Thinking Spaces: Sophie Brown, “Improvisation, Pedagogy and Pre-Texts”

ImprovLab MacKinnon Room 108, 87 Trent Lane, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Thinking Spaces, “Improvisation, Pedagogy and Pre-Texts” is presented by Sophie Brown, and takes place Wednesday, September 13 at 4pm ET. The talk includes a presentation followed by a guided Q&A and conversation period. 

Sophie's talk is based on her recently published chapter about Pre-Texts, and offers an overview of the method for integrating civics, innovation, and literacy in the classroom. It draws on the experience of Lindsay Bobyak and Sophie Brown in using Pre-Texts with elementary students as part of Creative Roots Collective, which provides educational opportunities in rural Colorado.