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Go To Jail

We’re pleased to announce the publication of an impressive new book, Go To Jail, edited by Students at the Center (SAC), an independent English and Social Studies program working within public schools in New Orleans. For this project, SAC staff & teachers—including IICSI researcher Dr. George Lipsitz—invited young people to examine the prison system in their…

Stories of Impact: Improvisation & Convivencia in East LA

This short documentary showcases the work conducted by artist fellows as part of the Building Healthy Communities project in Boyle Heights, LA. This video features dozens of community members participating in these improvisational art-based interventions, practicing what Martha Gonzalez calls “Convivencia”: being present and engaging together in mind, body, and spirit via participatory music and…

Community Building through Formal and Non-Formal Music Learning: An Interview With My Father

By Brent Rowan This podcast, “Community Building through Formal and Non-Formal Music Learning: An Interview with my Father,” was completed as part of Brent Rowan’s Major Research Project for the Critical Studies in Improvisation program at the University of Guelph. Abstract One part of my autoethnographic study to better understand my own musical development and…

Digital Incubator

The Digital Incubator sessions (June 25-July 2, 2018) at the Sonic Ars Research Centre, in Queens University Belfast brought together researchers from across the ImprovEnabled project and focused on accessibility and strengths-based approaches to disabilities.

Wolf Lake Tones – highlights reel

Watch the highlights of Wolf Lake Tones – a night of improvisational exploration of the interconnection between the human and the non-human, between language and the environment that happened May 18, 2018 at Silence in Guelph.

Wolf Lake Tones – full event documentation

On May 18, 2018 at Silence Guelph, poets Madhur Anand, Gary Barwin, and Phil Hall were joined by musicians David Lee (double bass), and Georgia Urban (saw), as well as singers Megan De Roover, Shannon Kingsbury, Brian Lefresne, Liane Miedema, Sue Smith, and Carey West (all as voices of birds), for an improvisational exploration of the interconnection between the human and the non-human, between language and the environment.

Play Who You Are: Learning from a Decade of Community Improvisation (2017)

Celebrating 10 years of the Play Who You Are project.

Classroom Action

Building on the concept of a “teaching community,” Heble and his contributors explore what it might mean for teachers and students to reach outside the walls of the classroom to establish meaningful connections between the ideas and theories they have learned, and the broader community beyond campus.