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ICA's Fall Archives Sojourn 2013 Highlights

Tuesday, September 24, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Caitlin Sarro
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Current staff and sojourners reflect together after watching a short clip about fifth city

About 25 Sojourners gathered at ICA-USA in September for two weeks to put several new Global Archive Collections online - Imaginal Education, Global Community Forum, Fifth City, Human Development Projects, Spirit Methods, Social Process, Service Learning Program, Accelerate 77 Communities, Facilitation Methods.


Many great memories were recounted, and new ones created. Some memorable highlights include (but aren't limited to!) :

  • Colleagues Jan Ames and Wanda Holcombe visiting the 5th City Preschool to make video clips of preschoolers singing 'Iron Man." In return a group of Fifth city Preschool teachers visited the Archives unexpectedly and sang the "Fifth City Love Song."
  • Sojourners connected with staff over brown bag lunches with historical films about the past work of the Institute
  • Visiting students came to study ICA GreenRise and celebrate its new designation as a Chicago Heritage Building.
  • Terry Bergdall broadcast on-air live and for later use a talk about the work of ICA-USA.
  • Colleagues Elise Packard and Kaze Gadway broadcast a live collegium from the Imaginal Education Collection and caused Seva Gandhi and Terry Bergdall to start dancing.
  • Colleagues Jim Weigel worked with Beret Griffith on starting up a new Facilitation Methods focusing on stories and access to results, applications, procedures and social philosophy.

Each of these moments give just a glimpse into the unforgettable two weeks. Thanks to all who were able to participate and share!