Imagine Otherwise by Ideas on Fire

72 EpisodesProduced by Cathy Hannabach

Imagine Otherwise is a podcast by Ideas on Fire about the people and projects bridging art, activism, and academia to build better worlds. Episodes offer in-depth interviews with creators who use culture for social justice, and explore the nitty-gritty work of imagining and creating more just worlds… read more

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Episode 71, Francesca T. Royster

September 12th, 2018

27:00

How does music enable us to dream up a different world? What does respecting your audience look like as a writer? How can we empower young people access to tell stories that matter to them?

In episode 71 of the Imagine …

Episode 70, Stacie Williams

August 29th, 2018

26:05

What politics shape information management and access to knowledge? What are the social and environmental implications of ubiquitous digital …

Episode 69, Gayatri Gopinath

August 15th, 2018

15:41

Professor Gayatri Gopinath talks about how visual culture allows us to draw alternative cartographies and see things queerly, how diasporic …

Episode 68, Heath Fogg Davis

August 1st, 2018

34:15

Do we really need sex classification in our education system, our public restrooms, or our government IDs? How can we alleviate some of the harm that trans and gender-nonconforming people who don't fit into a binary …

Episode 67, Aimi Hamraie

July 18th, 2018

27:05

How has the concept of Universal Design and its application to architectural practice changed over the years? Who is left out of design practices that are meant for “everyone”? What if the design industry actually …

Episode 66, Sami Schalk

July 4th, 2018

20:25

How does speculative fiction provide us models for more queer, just, and creative futures? How are Black women novelists helping us reimagine what …

Episode 65, Bianca Laureano

June 20th, 2018

26:57

How might we create a world where intersectional feminist, sex-positive sex education is the norm? What new avenues of liberation are opened up when we move past a theory vs. practice dichotomy in sexuality education? …

Episode 64, Tavia Nyong'o

June 6th, 2018

19:59

Professor Tavia Nyong'o talks about the ongoing project of Black abolition, repurposing social media platforms to create monthly political salons and …

Episode 63, Tina Campt

May 16th, 2018

27:11

Professor Tina Campt talks about how listening to images reveals their multisensory and embodied nature, the haptic connections we have to photos, …

Episode 62, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

May 2nd, 2018

31:45

Writer and cultural worker Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha discusses the past successes and current challenges of the disability justice movement, …

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