Art Basel, Miami: From December 6 through 9, Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 11th edition of Art Basel. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. http://miamibeach.artbasel.com/
Creative Innovation (CI) is a conference and series of workshops in Melbourne, Australia. It will take place November 28-30, 2012. It is the place to learn from world-changing innovators, futurists and inspired thinkers in an interactive community. Discover strategies and techniques for creative leadership and innovation. http://www.creativeinnovationglobal.com.au/
“The key question isn’t ‘What fosters creativity?’ But it is why in God’s name isn’t everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be now why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if anybody created anything.” Abraham Maslow
Artists don’t have a monopoly on creativity. Saybrook faculty member Ruth Richards can tell you: she’s done the research.
One of the leading researchers on creativity today, her work specializes in the creativity that every human being uses, and needs, to get through their lives. The kind of creativity that lets us find a shorter commute or make a better sandwich … or change the course of our lives.
“The construct of everyday creativity is defined in terms of human originality at work and leisure across the diverse activities of everyday life. It is seen as central to human survival, and, to some extent, it is (and must be) found in everyone. Because everyday creativity is not just about what one does, but also how, creative process as well as product are observed.”
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