Stephanie von Becker SAFI

Inside the Time Capsule with Musician SAFI

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“To me, every millimeter of writing on paper contains the potential to develop a story. The main inspiration is a playful approach: to liberate oneself, establish new rules, and to break them again; the passion to play and to create. The happiness is the main inspiration and motivating force. The next step is the aspiration: Where to go? What should it look like?

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Florian Hammerich Lucija Mikas

Empathy through Movement: Interview with Dancer Lucija Mikas

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“First, every movement emerges as a reaction of the emotional life. Contemporary dance is seen as a physical expression of ideas and emotions,” explains Lucija Mikas during the conversation about the origin of her ideas. “I for example see a fig tree, growing out of a stone. This fig tree reminds me of my rootlessness, because I don’t see his roots.

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Wolf Jeschonnek

“If you only start looking in a niche, the solutions are not so extensive.” – Interview with Wolf Jeschonnek

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Young, dynamic, international are some of the descriptors that instantly come to mind as soon as you enter the FabLab in Berlin: typical Berlin. Right here one can find the huge potential of a lively FabLab: a random melting pot of people with different backgrounds, ages, interests, and skills. This is a factor that is ignored or created artificially at corporate business incubators.

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Helge Steinmann Bomber One

Adding Something to the World – Interview with Graffiti Artist Bomber One

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About courage, “to take the plunge, to go out at night and add something to the world.”

This sentence of course literally contains the process of the artist having the courage to spray a work, mostly outside and in secret. But furthermore it means to have the grit to express yourself in a public space; present ones’ art piece to the world and take advantage of the medium of art, to let everyone know ones’ position.

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Ludger Bruemmer

„The Moment of Surprise Always Adheres to Creativity.” – Interview with Ludger Bruemmer

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During the interview with Bruemmer it becomes clear, that the aspects of emotionality and sensuousness play a decisive role in his work: “The creative process is not an end in itself and it’s not a purely cognitive activity with contents neither. It is always accompanied by emotions.” Emotions and the question of meaning lead him primarily within his ambition to transport something out into the world.

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Georges Seurat Peasant with a Hoe

Artistic practice is based on routine – Interview with Andreas Reckwitz

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“By now, I see the problem that the focus related to goods has shifted too much in favor of novelty and to the disadvantage of routine, although it is clear that especially creative and artistic professions are largely based on routine.To a considerable extent, writing a novel or painting a picture is a routinized technique. It also requires specific skills that need to be acquired and trained in an extended process. ”

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Hans Hoffmann A Hare in the Forest

What you need to know about growing a creativity culture

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We are pleased about the release of our research essentials on how to develop a culture that grows and nurtures creativity and innovation – on an individual and organizational level.

This document represents a condensed version of our research and an invitation for dialogue and exchange. Our investigation was realized between October 2013 and July 2015 and continues on. Up to now we conducted interviews with close to 50 artists from all genres to learn about their work in general, and more specifically their mindset, approaches, practices and action paths.

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