Creativity around the world

Investigating Constraints on Creativity Implementation in Teaching in an Irish University

What are the factors contributing to the constraints on creativity implementation in teaching within higher education? This contribution briefly…

Dr Daniel Glaser - Director of Science Gallery London

Later this year we will begin our Creative Cities series, which will look at Creative Cities in the Commonwealth - a nice link to the Commonwealth…

Art in Aging: How Identity as an Artist can Transcend the Challenges of Aging

This article is based on a qualitative study that examines the creative experience of three women artists over the age of 70 to understand why art…

Students' Perceptions Regarding the Expression of Creativity in Post-Soviet Estonian Society

The central question of the current article concerns students' opinions on the manifestation of creativity in post-socialist Estonian society during…

Artists' Practice and Creative Development

Here at the Creativity Centre we have just completed a project with artists in our local area. Funded mainly by a grant from Arts Council England,…

Art is a Dynamic Relationship with the Environment

A quiet region of Scotland is building a reputation (and tourism) through art that connects nature and community. When I heard about the…
Prof. Jiro Kawakita

Introduction to KJ-Ho - a Japanese problem solving approach

The KJ Ho (Method) is a creative thinking and problem solving methodology, which was originally invented by Japanese cultural anthropologist,…

Understanding creativity through the lens of conflict

by Ana-Maria Hojbota and Dr Ana Constantin. This research-based article comprises a fascinating exploration of the complex relationship between…

Prof Boris Plahteanu talks about creativity and invention

Professor Boris Plahteanu was born in Bessarabia, in Chişinău, on September 22st 1941. During the war, his family moved to Romania. He graduated from…

Bamboo, Banyan and Bodhi - strength, growth and knowledge

Creativity is an inherent human trait, education a human right and play is one of the UN Conventions for the Rights of the Child. These are the…

The Latvian Song and Dance festival: a strategic role for culture?

Bert Mulder reviews the Latvian Song and Dance Festival: The 2013 Latvian song and dance festival wasn't remarkable because its final concert lasted…

The Disintegration of the Persistence of Nations

During September 2013 art as universal text will be explored as a central theme to the 9th Kaunas Biennale and these high standard events are greatly…

Interview with Claire King - author of The Night Rainbow

I first met Claire King online more than 8 years ago when we were both part of a support forum for expectant mums. During our parallel pregnancies we…

Avoiding the zero-sum game

An Indigenous Australian project-based perspective on creativity and research dissemination. Sandy O’Sullivan raises important issues relevant to…

Interview with Aili Vahtrapuu - Sculptor

Aili Vahtrapuu PhD, is a sculptor and scientist living in Tallinn, Estonia, and Paris, France. She is currently Professor of Visual Art at Tallinn…

Dinesh V Revankar - Artist

The Artist Dinesh Revankar studied Applied Art at the prestigious Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art in Mumbai. His favourite technique is the dry…

The contribution of creativity to human development in a new nation: a case study of Afalyca community art centre, Timor-Leste

Abstract This article describes the contribution of creativity to human development in the new nation of Timor-Leste, exemplified in a case study of…

Conexion Dracula - developing creativity with artists

Conexion Dracula was conceived in 2010 when Analisa Williams (Casa Cultural Huellas) and Andres Maduro (Maduro's Tropical Flowers) met at an…

Courageous Operators

Courageous Operators - Rex Broekman

Courage is one of the essential qualities that we look for in our leaders, the courage to do the right thing even when the decisions we are faced…

Courageous Operators - K. Alexis Alatsis - Curiosity is a great motivator

While my passport would confirm that I'm a fifty years old Athenian, I understand myself rather as a citizen of the world. I have lived in different…

Courageous Operators - Rosanna Raymond

Before bird catching a little offering must be made, so it is here I must acknowledge my ancestors... of the past and in the present and take time to…

Women of Influence

Women of Influence - Margriet Leemhuis talks about life in the foreign service

Power is often vested in those that are in the elite group within a profession. It is recognised that in most professions, whether at a senior…

Women of Influence - Janis Claxton - Welcome to the Jungle

I have known of Janis' work for some years but have been struck by her recent commitment to working in China and also the super-human energy she has…

Women of Influence - Helle Juul

I'm delighted to introduce Helle Juul as our third Woman of Influence in our international series. I first met Helle about eight eight years ago and…

Women of Influence - Mercedes Giovinazzo

The fourth 'Woman of Influence' I have invited to be in this series is Mercedes Giovinazzo who is based in Barcelona. She is an activist, a woman of…