On each episode, host Cathy Hannabach interviews the scholars, dancers, authors, artists, and filmmakers imagining collective freedom and creating it through culture.
Wazhmah Osman addresses the politics of memoir, what the trauma of war does to archival research, and her critically acclaimed documentary film, Postcards from Tora Bora, which recounts Wazhmah’s return to her childhood home of Kabul, Afghanistan nearly 20 years after her family fled Cold War violence.
Host Cathy Hannabach interviews Ronak Kapadia about how artists are using visual culture to critique US empire and the global war on terror.
Host Cathy Hannabach interviews poet and performer April Lynn James about how storytelling can help trauma survivors heal.
Host Cathy Hannabach interviews Karma Chávez about the intersectional politics of migration and the power of sound-based media.
Host Cathy Hannabach interviews Minal Hajratwala about writing coaching, queer postcolonial publishing, and how to “write like a unicorn.”
Host Cathy Hannabach interviews Elizabeth Walker and Maria Novotny about art, infertility, and the childfree movement.
Why Imagine Otherwise?
To make more of us.
We need more progressive, social justice-oriented folks who combine the intellectual platform and methodologies of academia, the creativity and wonder of art, and the fire and rage of social justice activism to create the worlds we want. We need more brilliant books that ignite ideas, more art that sparks protests, more activism that historicizes and critiques, and more communities that can enact the change they need.
This show highlights the kick-ass, worldmaking cultural productions that people are collaboratively generating at the nexus of art, activism, and academia. Maybe it will inspire you to create your own.
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