On March 4 2015, a panel of ‘Creative Jedis’ from a variety of different backgrounds will meet to argue this point, and what they believe it really means to create something in our modern society.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term ‘creativity’ is defined as: ‘the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness’. But, is that really the best answer you can think of? Surely, with that definition, there is little room for the more philosophical and psychological implications of the term or the more subjective dimensions that ‘being creative’ gives access to.
The Creative Jedis
Artist Alex Chinneck takes sculpturally complex routes to arrive at playful visual moments. Exploring the space between art, theatre and architecture he is inspired by the landscapes of London’s industrial peripheries. (Check out our interview with Alex Chinneck in our current issue ROOMS 16)
A professional stylist and untrained but passionate artist, Jess De Wahls follows her need for creating through several disciplines, mostly involving portraiture.
Artist Philip Levine started using his head as a canvas for creativity back in 2006 when he began to go bald. Using it as a form of artistic expression, Philip’s art aims to give out a social message.
Sasha C. Damjanovski is a writer, producer and director. His credits include feature film, broadcast drama, theatre, dance and drama shorts as well as commercial work.
London based agency Spritz Creative is situated in the capital's most creative and ethnically diverse area, Whitechapel. Its employees have made the journey to Spritz from all around the world to work in this international lifestyle branding agency.
Andrzej Klimowski is a graphic artist and a designer of theatre, opera and film posters. He is an international illustrator of book covers and press and magazine illustrations and an author of graphic novels. (Read our interview with Andrzej Klimowski in our current issue ROOMS 16)
Daniel Regan is a photographer, whose work often focuses on themes of recovery, health and psychology. Daniel studied at the University of Brighton and graduated with a Photography BA in 2006, using this period to explore his own mental health difficulties.
Join the discussion
As well as these guests, there will be input from philosophers and psychologists looking at creativity in their own field of work. They will support the flow of discussion and aim to provide ideas from which the debate can thrive.
The audience at the event will be formed of art students and key stakeholders in the creative industries. These ‘grasshoppers’ will be a key part of the debate, engaging with the discussion and providing questions that seek to spark further thought.
Please register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are limited!