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The Civic Imagination Project taps the civic imagination (our collective vision for what a better tomorrow might look like) to bridge perceived cultural gaps between diverse communities.  The Project builds on eight years of research through Henry Jenkins's Civic Paths’ participation in MacArthur's Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics, which culminated with the publication of By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activism.

 

We see the civic imagination as a tool and concept that can help us:

 

Imagine a better world

 

Imagine the process of change

 

Imagine ourselves as civic agents

 

Imagine our connections with a larger community

 

Forge solidarity with others with different experiences than our own

 

Bring an imaginative dimension to our real world spaces and places