To co-create our world by unleashing the power of imagination one dream at a time.
We believe that inspiring and empowering people to give voice to their dreams, in community, is vitally important and necessary in co-creating our world.
We use Imagine When… statements to model the talent of dreaming in the positive to create what we want in the world vs. speaking out against anything or anyone.
We build Imaginariums — interactive public art installations, imagination events and social media projects — where people can record their dreams and discover what others have shared using the statement “Imagine When…”
Imagination Installations (ii) started as a grassroots effort in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2011. The project has been fueled by hundreds of entrepreneurs, architects, artists, activists, community leaders, business owners, educators, designers and other innovators who love to think big and dream big. We received our 501(c)(3) status in 2014.
Another word for our Imaginariums is interactive, public art exhibits…. like these:
Reflecting on Dreams by Wren Wilson
Currently Installated at the Milton Rhodes Arts Center
To see more photos of the installation and local dreamers visit our Facebook photo album here.
Saturday July 11 and August 22
Dream Dancing with Sideshow Saturdays
1st Performance Art Installation for ii
Imagination Installations teamed up with The Sideshow Saturdays Project to enliven community dreams through interactive dance. The audience watched their dreams for the future move and unfold before their eyes as a group of dance artists transformed their “Imagine When…” statement into physical reality. Audience members also danced and experienced their dreams flowing through gestures, movement, spoken word and intention. The dream-dancing took place on the street in front of Golden Flower Tai Chi Center, next to Finnigan’s Wake, just down the street from the Summer on Trade, live music stage.
To see photos of the dream leaves and the people who created them check out this photo album.
Our second, permanent installation was installed in The New Winston Museum. Check out these photos of people adding their dreams for our community’s future.
Winston-Salem’s Imagination Installation Project is a grassroots effort that first came to life in August 2011 and is fueled by more than 100 entrepreneurs, architects, artists, activists, community leaders, business owners, educators, designers and other innovators who love to think big and dream big. Go here to see a list of our volunteer leaders.
We are currently collecting “Imagine When … ” statements from everyday people in Forsyth County. We then share them through interactive public art installations, our web site, Facebook & Twitter pages and Imagination Events. Our Imagination Campaigns help community organizations and businesses access their dreams and harness their imaginations to build their future.
You’re invited to share your dreams right now by writing your own “Imagine When…” statement. Go here to share your dream.
The Goals of the Imagination Installation Project are to:
- Showcase the incredible people, projects and organizations in our community.
- Connect people with common goals and interests.
- Build Dream Maps of Forsyth County (data visualizations on our web site).
- Run Imagination Campaigns to provide fuel and increase sustainability for our project and the community.
- For Winston-Salem to become a nationwide model for results-driven imagination.
You’re invited to come dream with us at our open community meetings, the First Friday of every month at 11:45 am at SECCA (The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC).
Interested in seeing another Facebook Photo Album of our Dream Collection? In these photos we are igniting people’s imaginations as we capture and share dreams at our 1st Anniversary Party at Gallery Hop.