Ideas

Personal answers to big questions create interactive public art

"I didn’t have to tell people I was the creator of the structures for them to turn to me and say something along the lines of, 'I’ve never really thought about this. This is a good question. It’s...

One Paper, Many Moments - Alex Ripp, Ideas Program Manager

Every time I look at the large sheet of paper still hanging on my office wall, different memories spill into my consciousness, but today, these are the ones that surface.

Festival 21 Video: Celebrate Your Summer

Festival 21 was the best Fest ever! Our artists, premieres, and panelists reached local, national, and global audiences, and you were here. We’re sharing the celebration with this video postcard...

Finding Peace in Movement and Adventures in Stillness: An Interview with Pico Iyer

As previously mentioned on this blog, I am a podcast junkie. While scrolling through the past episodes of one of my favorite shows, Krista Tippett’s On Being, I came across an interview with Pico...

Workin’ It: A Crash Course Via Podcasts ahead of Festival 21

I’m embarrassingly late to the party, but I recently discovered that NPR’s Serial is in fact not the only great podcast out there. And now I’m obsessed with listening to podcasts whenever possible...

"Girls: Who Run the World" Not all women believe in the same path to gender equality.

Hillary Clinton seems poised to accept the nomination of the Democratic party, but it isn’t as clear as it may seem what this, and her potential presidency, means for feminism in the U.S.

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The Story of John Henry - According to Artists, Historians, and Neuroscientists

Why do we feel for or identify with characters? How do our neurons fire when we see the stories of others embodied? How and why could that matter today?

Re-defining "Home Turf"

Given the heat of presidential primaries, the word “immigration” is in the air these days. It’s attached to candidates’ views on safety, jobs, education, and more. It brings voters together and...

Festival Partner JUNCTURE Co-Presents Yale Symposium April 7-8

This week's symposium at Yale features interdisciplinary discussions with JUNCTURE’s visiting artists, international artists, human rights advocates, and curators. Poet, teacher, and activist...

Festival 21 is Unveiled!

Our 2016 season launched at last night’s kick off party. We’ve come of age. We’re taking our place: in our city, in our state, and on the world stage. Great art meets big ideas addressing pressing...

Freedom's Journey Poetry Events

Throughout the spring, poets Kate Rushin, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Jarita Davis, Randall Horton, Bessy Reyna, and Ravi Shankar have created original works of poetry to celebrate CT Freedom Trail...

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