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Judith Marcuse: Innovation through Art for Social Change
"What matters to you? What are the changes you want to help create? What would the world be like if if empathy and creativity were harnessed as core forces to create a more just and sustainable world?"
These were the questions asked by Judith Marcuse at SFU Public Square's Innovation: The Shock of the Possible 2014 Community Summit. Marcuse, an SFU Faculty of Education adjunct professor and founder and co-director of the International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC) was chosen at the Community Summit as one of seven innovators in Vancouver who are making a difference.
Established in partnership between SFU and Judith Marcuse Projects the ICASC is the first of its kind in North America. As a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-funded project ($2,494,559) through Marcuse's Art for Social Change project, this global centre integrates community engagement with art and social change. ICASC provides a hub for people working for progressive change.
Watch Judith's video below to learn about her passion in creating a difference in society through artistic expression and community engagement.