My dad and I run a nonprofit in Bangladesh. There are many challenges since the people we work with have little resources to create something new in their lives except their innate ability to solve problems. We have been working on a Thinking model illiterates we work with will understand and USE in their daily lives. New ways of designing their thinking will solve many village problems. Here is a link to some info of the nonprofit on Ashoka's website http://www.ashoka.org/fellow/2508
In France, creativity at school is only taught in artistic fields. There is no creativity method taught in others fields, or as a method for applied creativity. It is probably the same in others countries. And children are asked more and more to be flexible, adaptable, imaginative, etc.
I run communication workshops and am amazed to see how frightened and difficult it is for people to walk down and street and say hello to a 'stranger'. They have prioritized 'stranger' above 'fellow human being' and therefore hestitate to connect, are terrified of eye contact and embarassed to say 'Hello!"
I walked a highly trafficked Los Angeles street saying hello to every single person and waving to drivers. It was my own expression of the joy of being alive as well as my response to the alienation I felt suffocating the human spirit. At first there was astonishment, some even thought I might be crazy but as I openly and authentically engaged them all keeping the connection light and playful there were a lot more smiles. People felt 'seen'.
OBIETTIVO: Promuovere e sperimentare la propria vita in modo diverso, cambiando l’esperienza quotidiana in modo da sentirsi e percepirsi diversamente dal solito e arricchire il proprio vissuto. Questo può essere sperimentato individualmente o in gruppo, l’importante è non farsi frenare nella sperimentazione spontanea di Sé.
Sfrutta la settimana per creare un percorso, un processo personale che evolve cambiando giorno per giorno e, quando arriverai al quarto giorno, avrai un resoconto/documento/segno delle tue prove, delle tue scoperte e dei cambiamenti effettuati. Potrai creare percorsi e scambi alternativi con i luoghi che sceglierai e con le persone che passeranno di là.
Il progetto si puo’ sviluppare in due opzioni, ossia in quattro giorni o due giorni. Il tempo da dedicarci ogni singolo giorno è una decisione personale. Scegli tu l’ora,
How can we get the world's geometrically growing number of creativity/innovation consultants, writers, speakers, coaches, researchers to share, integrate, combine their efforts in order to truly make a significant difference around the globe.