Elastic in Times of Crisis

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A NEW NORMAL 

Whether the situation is acute like SARS-CoV-2 or creeping like the climate catastrophe: what is perceived as a state of emergency can, today, be understood as a constant companion in different guises. “Uncertainty is the new normal,” explained IMF chief Kristalina Georgiewa in a recent interview with the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel. If she is correct in her assessment, we must fundamentally change our perspective on crises.

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Jan Brueghel the Younger Satire on Tulip Mania 2nd quarter of the 17th century

From Ecstasy to Relevance: What Blossoming and Blockchain Have in Common

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Jan Brueghel the Elder, scion to an eminent Flemish dynasty of painters, was doing well in his day. On an equal footing with Peter Paul Rubens – both men used to work conjointly on paintings at times – Flower Brueghel, as he was aptly called, was one of the leading painters at the turn of the 17th century. But why should this be of interest to us? Still lifes, especially from these days, are not precisely at the core of the contemporary interest in art.

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Seminar: Crisis as a Requirement for Inspiration: Designing Business by Using Artistic Methods

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When stuck in a crisis, some might resign or some might cry in despair. But the crisis can be fruitful by examining tension between possibilities and imagination. Everyone who seeks to develop ideas can use crisis as a chance and motor for inspiration.

Sandra Schürmann is founder of the non-profit organization Projektfabrik. Assisted by her co-workers, actors and trainers for social art Beata Nagy and Hans-Ulrich Ender, they will use the power of acting in order to generate and overcome an intended crisis.

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