The Power of Imagination
“One really important thing is how we imagine the world, how we create some of the reality that we live in by imagining it. The phenomenon of the social imaginary gives us not just some topics that we talk about, but the very way we talk, the way we think of the world. How do people from one part of the world conceptualize other parts of the world? Do we think of humanity as a whole lot of individual people, or do we think about the kind of connections that we make? In our countries or even in our families and our cities, the social imaginary is a force that shapes even before we have made conscious decisions about how to act.” How? During our Istanbul Seminars, we interviewed professor Craig Calhoun, the current director of the London School of Economics.
Interview by Nina zu Fürstenberg
Filmmaker: Anna Fanuele