Episode 9: Lisa Lee

Twitter: Dr. Lisa Lee

Life begins in wonder, and so does art—authentic education, too, begins in curiosity, and proceeds through discovery and surprise. Emily Dickinson wrote that “Art lights the slow fuse of possibility,” reminding us that every human being is endowed with the powerful and unique capacity to imagine, and that the arts can help us unleash our deepest human hopes and aspirations, our wildest dreams. We begin to explore the arts and the serious work of making justice with our friend and comrade Lisa Yun Lee, Director of the National Public Housing Museum, Associate Professor of Art History and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a leading cultural activist who describes herself as “intellectually promiscuous.”


Free write

Make a list of 5-10 proclamations, declarations, commands, requests, pleas, entreaties, or appeals—each of which ends with the words “with art, through art, or via art.”

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