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Bernd Fesel

Deputy Director, European Centre for Creative Economy - ECCE


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The Creativity Revolution: The more creativity the better? What does creativity do for your daily life?

Ken Robinson suggests that schools kill creativity and researches (Adora Svitak) show that music for young children increases their creativity. Richard Florida sees the Creative Class at the centre of the wealth and attractiveness of cities.
Elizabeth Gilbert believes that the creativity of artists is a general ability of all persons in a society. Hermann Vaske did a filmseries with world leaders (Dalai Lama, Genscher, Gorbatschow) and artists (Spielberg, Bowie, Tarantino; Almodóvar) about the questions “Whyareyoucreative?”. De Bono founded the world institute for new thinking and established a technique for creative thinking for everybody.

If creativity is not understood as an elite or specialist capability alone (of course it is also), but as a natural (meaning not educated and not trained) ability of every person, WHAT DOES CREATIVITY MEAN OR MOVE IN YOUR DAILY LIFE?

What is your creativity changing concrete – or the creativity of your neighbour? What do you expect creativity to do or to improve for you – next day, next week, next year? Or is creativity not working in such linear ways? How does it work for you?


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    Apr 27 2011: Creativity is where i could find new ideas to my designs and works.when i'm creative, i feel great and my ideas will be more different and it comes to the way i expect it to be.

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