Re-imagining is a place for people who believe that the stories of the Modern world no longer sustain us, bringing us to brink of catastrophe – ecologically, economically, spiritually. Our troubles cannot be solved merely through technology, or even politics; rather, we need to re-imagine what it means to be human. We seek new stories, new poetics, new ideas – and we put our ideas and stories into action. This work requires the wisdom of those at the margins, and by those with the courage to imagine a new world. Click here to learn more.

The ReImagining Podcast

The ReImagining Podcast with Theodore Richards explores a world in crisis and transition
with guests who are taking various approaches to reimagining what it means to be human.
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Featured Articles

Poetics & the Crisis
of this Moment

Three Poets

Stéphane Mallarmé, a 19th century French poet, wrote that “poetry is the language of a state of crisis”. The word crisis is a Latinized form of the Greek word krisis, meaning the “turning point in a disease”.
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Wind at the Tarn

By Katherine Hauswirth

The Sunflower in
the Driveway

By Gail Collins-Ranadive

Letters to
Edward Abbey

By Burt Bradley

One, Two, Three

By Heidi Barr

It’s Time to Reclaim
the Apocalypse

By Rev. Chelsea MacMillan


Re-Imagining Education

Empowering educators to take a deeper look at the stories told in our schools and to re-imagine them in transformative and
nurturing learning spaces.

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Learning Opportunities

Classes, workshops, and lectures that help to empower people to re-imagine who they are and their place in the world.

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