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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Michele
dc.contributor.programMA in Cultural Sustainabilityen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-25T21:02:08Z
dc.date.available2016-04-25T21:02:08Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.description.abstractThis creative nonfiction essay uses public narrative framework (story of self, story of us, story of now) to intertwine cultural sustainability leadership theory with a practical case study of community organizing through the arts in a rural Minnesota town. The main topic explored in this essay is the Fergus Falls State Hospital (or "The Kirkbride Building”), a century old, abandoned mental institution that closed in 2006 and has faced the wrecking ball for the last eight years. Using Cantwell’s concept of an “imaginative field,” where it is possible to “exercise our cultural rights,” this paper explores the role of community participation in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, and how artists, preservationists, mental health advocates and activists have come together on an initiative called “Imagine Fergus Falls,” funded by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program, to bring the significance of the Kirkbride Building to the front and center of preservation and redevelopment.en_US
dc.format.extent66 p.en_US
dc.genrecapstonesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M2075Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/2789
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtGoucher College, Baltimore, MD
dc.rightsCollection may be protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. To obtain information or permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Goucher Special Collections & Archives at 410-337-6347 or email archives@goucher.edu.
dc.subject.lcshFergus Falls State Hospital -- Creative nonfiction.
dc.subject.lcshHuman ecology -- Storytelling -- Fergus Falls (Minn.)
dc.subject.lcshCultural sustainability -- Capstone (Graduate)
dc.titleImaginative Fields: A Companion to Actionen_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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