ICL City 2013 Defining 21st century creativity by Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas

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This talk was part of the ICLCity2013 event at City University London on the 13th May 2013. For more details see: http://www.city.ac.uk/centre-for-creativity-in-professional-practice/services/icl-city-2013

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ICL City 2013 Defining 21st century creativity by Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas

  1. 1. Defining 21stCentury CreativityICLCity 2013Dr Natascha Radclyffe-ThomasLondon College of Fashionn.radclyffethomas@fashion.arts.ac.uk
  2. 2. • Think of a creative person.• What is it about them that makes them creative?
  3. 3. Creativity创意
  4. 4. ‘It’s one of those substances that isn’tactually definable.’Research interview responseWhat is creativity?
  5. 5. Why globalcreativity?
  6. 6. 9 Academy Awards…..So American as to beunrealisticBeautiful… majesticPoetic and moving…..The least interesting film of hiscareer
  7. 7. Self & Society
  8. 8. The development of the Western Concept of Creativity
  9. 9. Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
  10. 10. Richard FloridaThe Rise of the CreativeClass 20023Ts•Talent•Technology•Tolerance
  11. 11. Florida 2004, 2010 Global Creativity Index
  12. 12. European Commission European Creativity Index 2009
  13. 13. The development of the CHC Concept of Creativity创意ConfucianHeritagecultures:ChinaTaiwanSingaporeHong KongKorea
  14. 14. Creativity divide?
  15. 15. Product vs Process
  16. 16. Hong Kong Creativity Index, Home Affairs Bureau 2005
  17. 17. Hofstede’s Dimensions of Culture• Power-distance• Individuality-collectivism• Masculinity-femininity• Uncertainty avoidance• Long term vs short term orientation
  18. 18. Is creativity an internal cognitive function or an externalsocial and cultural phenomenon?Banaji, Burn & Buckingham 2006
  19. 19. • Think of a creative person.• What is it about them that makes them creative?
  20. 20. Thank youn.radclyffethomas@fashion.arts.ac.uk

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