Cardboard Castles and Other Amenities...

I am really interested in using different forms of cultural action to help build better communities. Communities are a vital social model, allowing us to tackle problems beyond the ability of individuals with the focus of a defined (usually relatively small) group of people. How do the arts and cultural work in general help communities grow more sustainable futures? If you have a cool website or project or your own ideas on these subjects please let me know.

Monday, July 10, 2006

A Knight's Tale: Creativity as the Solution

I listened to another TED speech today. This time it was Sir Ken Robinson, an expert on creativity.

The highlight of the speech was Robinson’s insight that in an ever changing world creativity is one of the most valuable assets. This makes complete sense, for as things change with increasing speed ingenuity is what allows people to adapt; to solve problems and take advantage of new technologies and ideas. Robinson defined creativity as original ideas that have value. He pointed out that it comes from a multi-disciplinary approach to problems. In other words, creativity comes from seeing things from different perspectives.

Thus we see the value of diversifying communities and including all members of a community in development efforts. For with more diversity comes more creativity.


At 10:10 PM, Blogger robbinshood said...

This site is one of the best I have ever seen, wish I had one like this.


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