Can art and music change the world? The relationship between art, music, consciousness, and social change will be the subject of our exploration.
Cultural and creative expression can be a means to initiate social change by breaking down barriers, sparking new ideas, critical and creative thinking, and visions of alternative realities and futures. These creative expressions enrich the public discourse that is at the heart of a healthy democracy.
Listen and learn through presentations and a moderated panel discussion, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
- Jim DeRogatis has written nine books about popular music and continues to critique new sounds on his blog at WBEZ.org, where he co-hosts Sound Opinions, “the world’s only rock ‘n’ roll talk show.” He is a full-time lecturer at Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches Reviewing the Arts, Writing About Arts and Media, and Journalism as Literature.
- Joan Giroux, Associate Professor in the Art & Design Department at Columbia College Chicago, is an interdisciplinary artist, activist and educator. Giroux’s work reflects strong interests in language, history, game theory and social conditioning. Her work has been exhibited and performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Ace Gallery in New York, Amerika Haus Berlin and Künstlerhaus Hamburg.
- Louis Silverstein, Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Columbia College Chicago, is a transcendental philosopher and practitioner, multi-cultural and interdisciplinary educator and social activist. He is the Author of Deep Spirit & Great Heart: Living In Marijuana Consciousness and Encountering Life’s Endings. This is part of Intersections, a lively series of lectures and discussions investigating and celebrating the complexity of contemporary culture and the arts, and is co-sponsored by the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Columbia College Chicago.
This is part of Intersections, a lively series of lectures and discussions investigating and celebrating the complexity of contemporary culture and the arts, and is co-sponsored by the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Columbia College Chicago.
This event is presented as part of The Collaborative City, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and co-sponsored by Intersections program series at Columbia College Chicago.
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