Season for Ex-Change
What if Museums could be Engine-rooms for the Imagination? With Lucy Neal, Rob Hopkins and Hannah Fox
A workshop that explores the potential of museums to unleash the power of the imagination in their audiences and communities. Find out why the power of the imagination could be so vital at this pivotal moment and how our collective imagination could help shape our museums, our lives and the places we live?
The session comprises brief provocations followed by a facilitated discussion to explore these ideas in the context of your own museum or cultural practice:
- Rob Hopkins, author of From What Is, to What If – Unleashing the power of the imagination to create the future we want
- Hannah Fox, Director of Projects and Programmes at Derby Museum – How a community’s imagination shaped The Museum of Making
- Lucy Neal, Happy Museum Associate and Author of Playing for Time – How to hold space for people’s imaginations to flourish.
About the speakers
Rob Hopkins is a cofounder of Transition Town Totnes and Transition Network, and the author of The Transition Handbook, The Transition Companion, The Power of Just Doing Stuff, 21 Stories of Transition and most recently, From What Is to What If: unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want. He presents the podcast series ‘From What If to What Next‘ which invites listeners to send in their “what if” questions and then explores how to make them a reality.
In 2012, he was voted one of the Independent’s top 100 environmentalists and was on Nesta and the Observer’s list of Britain’s 50 New Radicals. Hopkins has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought and A Good Read, in the French film phenomenon Demain and its sequel Apres Demain, and has spoken at TEDGlobal and three TEDx events.
How to take part
Book your free ticket and we’ll send you details about how to access this event closer to the time.
This online event will be live captioned. Please let us know if you have any other access requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org
Part of Season for Ex-Change
A three week programme of sector-facing events and workshops, 26 October–14 November 2020.
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