Imagine When...
every woman loves her body.
~ C.B. April 2012 at the Earth Day Fair Dream Tent
every child has access to three healthy meals a day, every day.
~ Debra, August 2011
love is the only binding marriage contract.
~ Tony Jenkins, 17 yrs. old, Authoring Action
we all aspire to inspire.
~ Julie Crayne, November 2011
all public schools serve delicious, nutritious food to our children.
~ Cyndi Briggs, December 2011
peace reigns in our hearts and on this earth.
~ White Star, December 2011
world peace becomes a requirement. When war is done and we leave it at that.
~ Maya Burgess, 14 yrs old, Authoring Action, July 2012
we invest in ourselves and our community.
~ Lucinda Brogdan, February 2012
Free, renewable energy is available for all.
~ WSW, May 2012
everyone on the planet has ample, clean drinking water.
~ Robin Lynn-Whitestar, September 2011
creativity is the norm.
~ JTH
we come to see a person's worth through their soul, not their bank account.
healthcare and college are universal and free for everyone.
~ Taylor J.C., 15 yrs old, Authoring Action, July 2012
It's easy for ALL of us to say "I love you and respect you" to others.
~ Teddy Burriss, November 2011
we can all smile and laugh without being judged.
~ Dominick Swygert, 13 yrs old, Authoring Action, Summer 2012
everyone makes time to dream, every day.
~ Cheryl Schirillo, October 2011
taking time to dream becomes a pleasurable and valued habit.
~ Mark Leech, SECCA, November 2011
the dreams of children are heard over the cynicisms of adults.
~ Lynn Rhoades, October 2011
art, music, dance and theatre are considered fundamental in our schools.
~ Cyndi Briggs, April 2011
everyone knows their own worth.
~ Sandy Phocas, January 2012
liberal and conservative ideas merge for the good of the world.
~ Tim Johnson, October 2012
everyone practices tolerance.
- Tina Ketchie-Sterns, March 2012
we become a culture focused on wellness, not illness.
we long for the moment rather than the weekend or 5 pm.
~ @NCwiseman, March 2012
every child in Winston-Salem has a place to call home with people who love them.
~ Jasmine Little, 14 yrs. old, Authoring Action (former foster care child)
we realize our true nature is bliss absolute.
~ Lynn Felder, Yoga Gallery, June 2012
everyone in our community can feel safe riding a bike.
~ Wren Wilson, Salem College Student, January 2012

About

Anniv PartyOur Mission

To co-create our world by unleashing the power of imagination one dream at a time.

Our Vision

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:

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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.

dreamdacingSaturday 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.

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Dream Tree of Life
for Golden Flower Tai Chi Center
on Trade Street in the Arts District

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.

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Earth Day

Go here to see photos of our first dream exhibit at Earth Day Fair.

 

See photos of our Dream Catcher installed at Krankies Coffee here.

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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).

The Project continues to gain momentum. We’ve constructed Dream Tents at Earth Day Fair and Gallery Hops and held two Imagination Design Marathon events at SECCA. From that effort we now have a design for a digitally-interactive. public art sculpture, to be located in downtown Winston-Salem that will feature the dreams of all who pass by. Select ideas will then be linked to a Dream Incubator, a group with the resources necessary to turn dreams into products and programs that can change the world.

Join Us!

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.

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