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ICASP Reading Groups

Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice organizes three reading and discussion groups which run throughout the academic year. Located at McGill University, the University of Guelph and the University of British Columbia, these reading groups meet regularly to discuss academic and creative texts about improvisation and its social impact. Texts may include written texts, video of performances, film or other types of commentary and critique. All three reading groups also coordinate linked public talks and other events. The reading groups are an excellent way to stay in touch with project news and to find out about ICASP researchers current work in progress, as well as providing an opportunity to critically contextualize research in the field of critical studies in improvisation with small groups of like-minded individuals. See the pages for each group for more information.

University of Guelph Reading Group: Thinking Spaces

IICSI Independent Reading Group (Montreal)

McGill University Reading Group: More details to come soon!

Memorial University of Newfoundland Reading Group: Improvising Spaces Workshop and Speaker Series

University of British Columbia Reading Group: More details to come soon!

...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)