As part of World Creativity Week Lisa Clughen is leading an online conversation on The Role of the Body in Creative Processes & Practices (further details below): please join in by clicking on the link – you will need to join the creativeHE community in order to post.
April 21st has just been designated a UN World Creativity & Innovation Day and we are inviting you to join us to explore the theme of ‘the role of the body in creativity’.
We tend to think of creativity as an imaginative cognitive process that is often depicted as a light bulb sparking off in our heads. In this conversation, though, we want to explore the ways in which our whole bodies are involved in creative processes and practices.
The conversation is open to anyone who has an interest in the theme of the body and creativity, and all perspectives and shared experiences are welcome. We are particularly interested in the views of people who work in higher education as the role of the body in teaching and learning processes is not often addressed. We also welcome the involvement of creative practitioners and tradespeople, who will have particular insights into this phenomenon.
DAY 1 April 18: Introductory activity
DAY 2 April 19: The role of the body in helping others to learn
DAY 3 April 20: Your body and the way you inhabit particular spaces that encourage your creativity
DAY 4 April 21: The role of the body in disciplinary or work contexts in which you are creative
DAY 5 April 22: The challenge of enabling learners to become more aware of the ways in which their bodies are involved in their own creativity
Further information will be provided daily at: #creativeHE
The conversation takes place during World Creativity and Innovation Week and it is Creative Academic’s and #creativeHE’s contribution to this event.
The conversation is being led by Lisa Clughen (Nottingham Trent University) and supported by Norman Jackson and Maria Kefalogianni.
Some fascinating posts already featured in this conversation, hope you will find time to add your own,