Las Imaginistas and the Power of a Community Giving Itself Permission to Dream

“When community members give themselves permission to dream the kind of city they want to live in, the kind of economy they want to build or the kind of political representation they want to see, so much beyond accepted (and forced) colonial frameworks is possible. Las Imaginistas embodies and facilitates the future — and present — of what city planning could be, what economic development could look like, and how radical the act of permission can be.” -Nansi Guevara, Interchange Artist Grant Fellow

From Grantmakers in the Arts, published October 15, 2019