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Questions of Desire

by Sylvain Rouillard If ever you want really creative solutions, not just solving problems, you will need a lot of energy. And if you see your situation only as a problem, it’s as though you try to start a trip with your gas tank empty. One tool I use a lot is to work with &hellip Continue reading »

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What’s the Question?

At Tim Hurson’s Focus Session called “What’s the Question?”, we were given an exercise in which we generated questions from an image or an issue. Groups diverged to generate 30-50 questions about the image or issue, then used a given set of criteria to forge the questions into 5 or 6 key questions powerful enough &hellip Continue reading »

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Why Not?

The question “Why not?” has a lot of power. A good portion of the creative process involves deferring judgment, at least temporarily, and evaluating ideas based on their positive impact before delving into and all the reasons they won’t work. “Why not?” assumes best possible potential. “Why not?” implies being open minded. “Why not?” invites a bit of risk, another critical component to creativity. Continue reading »

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I Have a Problem

Do you have a question about CREA? A problem you need help sorting out? A nodus that’s been nagging at you? Which expo to take? What time is lunch? How do I find the restrooms? Where’s the reflection room? How do I make the most out of my program? Where’s the best gelato in Sestri? What time does the bar open? How can I get the hotel’s recipe for last night’s lasagne verde? Continue reading »

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Laying the Labyrinth

Based on the famous one found at Chartres Cathedral, the labyrinth has become a touchstone of the CREA experience. It’s a quiet space that offers solace in the middle of a fairly noisy, rowdy conference. You can use the labyrinth for problem solving, stepping through the pathway of stones with a question in mind. It’s a sort of active meditation that brings you to insights and possible solutions. You can “walk the labyrinth” alone, or with a partner. It’s one of many experiences available to CREA participants who are open to trying all kinds of tools that invite creative inspiration. Continue reading »

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