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Liberating Creativity: Courage to Lead – One-day conference featuring Paolo J. Knill and Shaun McNiff, Aug. 26, 2011

August 16, 2011

Lesley, University in Cambridge, MA, Friday, August 26 from 10:00am-5:00pm Liberating Creativity McNiff-Knill Conference

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Graduation Day – Diary by Alina Tomsa, Bucharest, Romania

August 15, 2011

Today, I become an EGS-graduate! Part 1: Beforehand Early in the morning, cold tap water suddenly wakes me up to the enormity of today. Three years ago, this moment seemed too far to reach. I’m rushing down to breakfast, my mind is running downhill faster than I am, envisaging the dress I’m going to wear, […]

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The Horse Boy

August 10, 2011

In April 2004 Rowan Isaacson, a two year old boy, was diagnosed with autism. The new epidemic, which now touches one child in one hundred and fifty (though no one can agree why), seemed to snatch away his soul. The charming, animated, blue-eyed, brown-haired boy suddenly ceased to say the few words he had accrued […]

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A Social Experiment about Perception (told by Jeff Bridges)

August 4, 2011

Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician […]

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Waste Land – The transformative power of art

August 4, 2011

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective […]

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Adugna (under the artistic direction of Royston Maldoom)

August 3, 2011

What began as an experimental project in the streets of Addis Ababa is now a vibrant, internationally acclaimed, success story. It is a story of a struggling urban population and of empowerment; a story of social outreach and advocacy and of feeding skills back into the community. It is the story of young people from […]

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August 3, 2011
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THE EMERGENCE OF A POEM (by Margo Fuchs Knill)

August 2, 2011

It is late and the words are tired the poem got stuck in the traffic jam of the alphabet: Too many A’s ran for the first line and the B’s fainted The C’s stumbled over the self righteous D’s and the E’s jealously looked down on the slim F’s: It is late for our world […]

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August 2, 2011
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Alice’s Adventures in Underland

June 30, 2011

Brandnew program of next Expressive Arts Spring Symposium hosted in MALTA by the European Graduate School, April 10th till 15th 2012! Visit the website and sign in soon!

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