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"This is my Sharing" - A Conversation with Charles C. Smith

Elizabeth Jackson, Charles C. Smith

Published: 2010-11-22

ICASPs Elizabeth Jackson interviews Charles C. Smith, poet, lecturer, and organizer in the field of culture, and Artistic Director and founder of Cultural Pluralism in Performing Arts Movement Ontario (CPPAMO). They discuss improvisation as 'a matter of being', the positive effect of improvisation in marginalized communities and in environmental activism, and more generally, in any field of 'shifting' ground.

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Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis