Since 2012, the Center for Science and the Imagination has worked on transdisciplinary projects to inspire collective imagination for better futures, including new ways of living and thriving amid path-breaking technologies and new forms of governance.
Now, as our society contemplates a world profoundly changed by COVID-19, while continuing to face the looming challenges of global climate change and systemic inequality, imagination will be a crucial skill for cooperation, reinvention, and civic participation.
To explore how imagination is practiced by individuals and communities, we invited organizers, scholars, curators, scientists, and innovators of all stripes to apply for our new Applied Imagination Fellowship program. We're proud to announce an inaugural class of five fellows who will work on projects to motivate transformative change and advance visions of inclusive futures:
Ian Edwards, an environmental communications professional and events producer based in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in the United States.
Panthea Lee, a social justice strategist, organizer, designer, and facilitator based in Brooklyn, New York, in the United States.
Benjamin Ong, an ecologist, writer, and photographer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Sultan Sharrief, a transmedia artist, filmmaker, and designer based in Los Angeles, California, in the United States.
Regina Kanyu Wang, a writer, researcher, and editor based in Oslo, Norway.
To learn more about our fellows and the Applied Imagination Fellowship program, visit CSI's website and read our announcement over at ASU News.