The Rhode Island Visionary; vol.2
JUNE 17 · We’ll admit, when we produced Volume One of this homegrown rag for the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, we thought it really was a Special Edition. That “newspaper” was designed as a way to share proposed outcomes of one of the Council’s major grants, Catalyzing Culture. But for a recent series of strategy sessions hosted by the Council (dubbed The Humanities Lab), we rolled out a second volume, and a completely different set of visionary headlines, which related to the proposed areas of the Council’s 2015 Strategic Plan (currently in development). Session participants—Rhode Island scholars, artists, and entrepreneurs—engaged in conversation about the impact of the humanities in Rhode Island, using headlines related to areas such as visual storytelling, the digital humanities, neighborhood renaissance, and innovative partnerships. Together, small groups wrote “the lead” for one headline’s story, which were in turn, shared with the larger group. What can we say, there’s something about putting a vision into print, that makes it all the more real…who doesn’t want to write the story about their own future?