Imagination is the beginning of human thought and action; action drives change. We want to see imagination in action to transform education, and we’re inviting you to be part of the change. Discover this series of Imagination TV sessions hosted specially for the LearningPlanet Festival by AIME and LearningPlanet, to hear from communities around the world using imagination to rethink the challenges of our time.  

1. Imagination TV: Educating at the Margins, Wednesday 25th January, 2023, 09:00 CET-10:00 CET

In this first Imagination TV episode of the Festival, hear how despite the many barriers put up, inspiring initiatives are imagining solutions to provide access to learning, notably for refugees. From setting up schools for 2000 students in 24 hours, to transporting libraries in barely the size of a cardboard box, discover people around the world who are fighting for education of those in most need.

Intervenants

  • Bem Ikanyon, Country Director, AIME, Nigeria
  • Fiston Muganda, LearningPlanet Youth Fellow, Stateless
  • Annesofie Norn, Curator, Museums for the UN, Denmark
  • Muy-Cheng Peich, Director of Education, Impact and Research, Libraries without Borders, France
  • Gerhard Pulfer, Education in Displacement Lead, Porticus  Foundation, Austria 

2. Imagination TV: Non-Violence and Peace-building, Thursday 26th January, 2023, 09:00 -10:00 CET

In this second episode of the Imagination TV series, we explore solutions for building peace through imagination. Johan Galtung, a principal founder of modern-day peace studies, coined the concepts ‘negative peace’ and ‘positive peace’. Negative peace refers to the absence of violence, while positive peace goes beyond this by building mutual cooperation, social justice, harmony and imagination.  

To truly transcend the conflicts of our times, current and past, we need to harness the immense power of imagination to build peace and a better future together. In this spirit, join a selection of inspiring voices, who, in the middle of conflict, seek solutions through their imagination. Hear their ideas and testimonies of using such imaginative thinking to strive for peace as individuals, and in their communities.
(Johan Galtung, Peace in World Affairs: Geopolitical and Public Imagination, University of California, Santa Barbara May 23, 2017 | Volume 10 | Issue 34)

Speakers:

  • Candice Mama, Head of Global Partnerships AIME, USA
  • Pavel Luksha,  Director & Founder – Global Education Futures, Russia
  • Raahat Verma, Youth Member, World house project, Stanford University, USA
  • Ahmad Nisar, Founder, Changemaker, Afghanistan 
  • Wiktoria Perner, Youth Fellow, Founder, Espirit du Corps, Poland 
  • Dr Webster Zambara, Senior Project Leader in the Peacebuilding Interventions Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, South Africa 

3. Imagination TV: Wisdom and Science in the IMAG-NATION, Friday 27th January, 2023, 09:00-10:00 CET

AIME is on a mission to build an ‘IMAGI-NATION’, bringing together a global network of unlikely connections to imaginatively tackle challenges together. This episode hears from those who are at the intersection of wisdom and scientific traditions, on how we can build unlikely, meaningful connections in communities for better futures, from the bottom up. Whether through mentoring, open knowledge labs, or extreme citizen science, this episode will explore and connect a range of approaches to bring together wisdom and sciences for community development.  

Speakers:

  • Stephani Beck, Vice Chancellor, IMAGI-NATION University, AIME, Australia
  • Ila Gregory, Youth Team Member, YouthxYouth, United Kingdom
  • Muki Hacklay,  Professor of GIScience, Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
  • Perumal Pearl Oriele, Youth Fellow and Co-founder, Pearlitas of Wisdom, South Africa
    Ila Gregory, Youth Team Member, YouthxYouth, United Kingdom
  • John Davies, Casual Research Fellow at Indigenous Knowledge Systems Lab, Deakin University, Australia

4. Imagination TV: Imagination in the Classroom 28th January, 2023, 09:00 – 10:00 CET

AIME and LearningPlanet started the Imagination Circle with the goal of bringing imagination into every classroom. This session will bring together the dreams of leaders, teachers, students and more, to share the strategies for building imagination in the classroom. Let’s build a toolkit of solutions to bring imagination into the heart of schools worldwide!

Speakers:

  • Jack Bancroft, founder AIME, Australia
  • Ron Berlinski, Youth Fellow and Founder, Curiosity Learning, Netherlands
  • Nikita Desai, Global Coordinator, Design for Change, India 
  • Nia Lewis, Teacher and Learning Architect, Youth Inc / IMAGI-NATION {University}, Australia 
  • François Taddei, Co-Founder and President, Learning Planet Institute, France