Improvising Forward: Persevere, Repair, Sustain
Improvising Forward is an on-line colloquium supported by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI), in collaboration with Coastal Jazz and Western Front, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The University of British Columbia is one of six principal university campuses for IICSI, a SSHRCC-funded Partnership grant that maintains practice-based research collaborations among academics, community organizations and artists, focusing on social engagement through improvisation. IICSI (and its predecessor, the ICASP research initiative) has collaborated with Coastal Jazz on hosting colloquia on improvisation and social practice since 2007, and with Western Front since 2019. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Improvising Forward has moved entirely on-line.