Stonewall defends ‘vital’ LGBT children’s books after spate of ban attempts

In the last week, separate moves in Canada and the US threatened to restrict young readers’ access to LGBT-themed illustrated stories UK campaign group Stonewall has warned that children’s books depicting LGBT people are vital for the wellbeing of young people exploring their sexual orientation and gender identity, following a spate of attempts around the…

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Childish Gambino Invites Festival-Goers To Switch Off In Immersive Wellness Installation

Now to a piece from Dezeen, where multi-sensory projects are multi-purpose. Advertisers, in this case Adidas, are engaging in collaborative installation projects to align their commercial message to wellbeing. Through special environments that immerse customers in multi-sensory spaces, partners are enhancing experiences and solidifying their brands. American rapper Childish Gambino has built a multi-sensory “wellness centre”…

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iOi’s 2019 Cultural Residency – Applications Now Open

Exciting news about our 2019 Cultural Residency, exploring the Imagination Matters theme – Empathy. Each year here at the Institute of Imagination we run a residency inspired by one of our Imagination Matters themes. Through our Imagination Lab in Lambeth, the residencies deliver collaborative, interdisciplinary projects with visitors. Following 2018’s Places to Imagine residency and the wonderful…

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How Imagination Can Help People Overcome Fear And Anxiety

We usually work to associate imagination with the positive, and in essence overcoming fear is no different. While it’s a difficult subject to tackle, mental health is coming to the fore. This research from Valerie van Mulukom, experimental psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist at Coventry University on The Conversation, looks to challenge traditional methods of therapy using the…

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