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PANEL: Contingency, Risk, Policy, Judgment

Gregor Campbell, Silvana Figueroa-Dreher, Sara Ramshaw

Published: 2009-09-10

VIDEO: Three presenters give talks on a range of topics related to improvisation and risk, policy, and decision-making. Sara Ramshaw: "Giving Time to Social Policy: Improvisation and the Temporality of Justification." Silvana Figueroa-Dreher: "Translating Free Jazz Improvising Practices to the Field of Social Policy." Gregor Campbell: "Improvisation and Systems Theory." TEXT: Abstracts and biographies for each of the panelists.

Available Files

  • Contingency_Risk_Judgment_full.mp4

    622 MB | video/mp4

  • Contingency_Risk_Judgment_Policy.MP3

    169 MB | audio/mpeg

  • Contingency_Risk_Judgment_Policy_bios.pdf

    118 KB | application/pdf


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