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Spectacular Theater

Stephanie Hodde (Virginia Military Institute)

We experience the world first with our senses. And then art can help us understand what we’re seeing, feeling, and experiencing. Stephanie Hodde uses spectacle theater to help communities be in touch with the issues that matter most to them.

15 mins

Community Design

Carissa Henriques (James Madison University)

The design of everyday objects is about usefulness—but there’s also an art and a politics to it. Carissa Henriques shares the innovative strategies that designers can use to be more democratic, compassionate, and effective in their work.

13 mins


Paul Bogard

Paul Bogard’s new book Solastalgia is an “anthology of emotion in a disappearing world.” He shares some of his favorite essays from the book and explains the love–of his daughter, of this Earth–that drove its publication.

24 mins

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