Imagining Place: A Conversation with Julie Dash & Joanna Haigood

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
at Indianapolis Museum of Art
DeBoest Lecture Hall, 4000 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN

Event Format:
Lecture, Q & A Session
Adults of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-30), Youth (middle/high school)
Julie Dash, Joanna Haigood

Event Description:

Why do we affix certain meanings to places? How do places influence the way we perceive ideas? Posed by Joanna Haigood, artistic director of Zaccho Dance Theatre, these questions point to the human urge to give special meaning to physical locations. Alternately, in her films, artist and filmmaker Julie Dash explores how a location can influence a person’s identity and culture. A location’s meaning develops and evolves through its contact with human experience, providing layered meaning to a particular place. Join Dash and Haigood for a conversation about the influence of imagination and innovation on a community and vice versa. Admission is free. Presented by Indianapolis Museum of Art and IUPUI. Questions? Call 317- 923-1331 or e-mail

Julie Dash will join author, songwriter, and national religious leader Brian D. McLaren, and author and essayist Richard Rodriguez in the Spirit & Place Public Conversation Sunday, November 2, at Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University.