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


By Theodore Richards

I have only ever visited Sue at her house. And really, I’ve rarely ever seen her anywhere other than her house or the Children’s Center. Only in worlds of her making. Messy places.

Now, I am standing in the lobby of the assisted care facility that is her new home. Cosima is there with me. She knows Sue, has seen her many times. But I have to explain and re-explain the idea of Alzheimer’s.

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Wind at the Tarn

By Katherine Hauswirth

The Sunflower in
the Driveway

By Gail Collins-Ranadive


Re-Imagining Education

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nurturing learning spaces.

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