Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Aalto Creativity Symposium 2021 Vaasa

A meeting point for scholars and practitioners September 10-11, 2021. Online (Zoom).
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This creativity symposium invites you who wants to understand more about the science of creativity, whether you are a student, scientist, teacher, entrepreneur, a leader in an organization, an artist, work in the field of psychology or else interested in creativity.

International keynote speakers and national presenters talk about various aspects of creativity: imagination, chaos, the creative process, and more. The topics are not domain specific but aim to shed light on the fundamental principles of creativity.

Creativity is a competence needed in times of change. We use our inherent creativity when solving problems, working in teams or creating art or new products or strategies. Creativity theories submerge under the surface and make our tacit knowledge of creativity visible.

Programme

Friday, September 10th

13:00

Lunch & registration

14:30

Welcome & Definition and Aspects of Creativity 

Elisabeth Morney, chair 

14:40

Radical Creativity - What is it? The strategy of Aalto University

Tuomas Auvinen, Dean of School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University

15:00

Keynote: Intelligence, Creativity and Skill 

Bonnie Cramond, Professor Emerita, University of Georgia, USA             

16:00

Break (coffee)

16:20

Imagination as a Source for Creativity 

Hannah Kaihovirta, Docent, Senior researcher, University of Helsinki 

16:45

Creative Thinking: Idea, Process and End Result

Riikka Mäkikoskela, Head of Radical Creativity, Aalto University

17:10

Improvisational Theater, Flow and Group Dynamic

Mikael Rejström, Actor & Creative Director, Stella Polaris 

17:30

Marketing in an Equitable World

Dee Fretwell, Instructor, School of Business, Southern Oregon University, USA

17:50 

Break (coffee) 

18:00

Keynote: Chaos, Complexity, and Creativity 

Ruth Richards, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Saybrook University, California, USA 

19:00

Closing words for the day

19:15

Symposium dinner

 

Saturday, September 11th

9:30

Welcome to symposium day two - Hannah Kaihovirta 

9:40

Quality, Taste and the Creative Product

Elisabeth Morney, Aalto University

10:00

The Movement between Intuition and Evidence in the Creative Design Process

Kirsi Manninen, Aalto University

10:20

Break (coffee)

10:30

Limitation as a Creative Resource

Kirsi Reinola, Aalto University

10:50

Ethical Aspects of Creativity

Marjaana Rantama, Aalto University

11:10

Break

11:20

What is Creativity? Perceptions of primary school children in Malta. 

Dr. Margaret Mangion, Senior lecturer, University of Malta, The Edward de Bono Institute for Creative Thinking and Innovation, Malta

11:40

The Role of Creativity in Interdisciplinary Work Groups in Higher Education Context 

Dr. Daniela Bauer, Nuremberg Tech, LEONARDO – Centre for Creativity and Innovation, Germany

12:00

Lunch  

13:00

Keynote: Assessment of Creativity  

Bonnie Cramond, Professor Emerita, University of Georgia, USA  

14:00

Break (coffee)

14:15

Round table (chair: Elisabeth Morney)

Do you become more creative by studying creativity?

Bonnie Cramond, Hannah Kaihovirta, Riikka Mäkikoskela 

14:50

Wrap up, final words

15:00

End

 

Registration link below.
Registration fees:

40,00 € online participation (Aalto community free of charge)
80,00 € on-site participation
The on-site registration fee includes coffee, tea, fruit, and snacks.
On-site participants are limited to 18 persons due to pandemic restrictions. Self-pay lunch in the restaurant. Pre-orders are sent to the participants. 

Venue:
Join us online or on-site in Sulva, 15 km from Vaasa, Finland 10–11 September 2021.

We warmly welcome international and national participants. The sessions will be recorded and can be viewed by participants for two weeks after the event.

Instructions for participation

The event is organised as a Zoom webinar, thus, participants can join discussion via chat and Q&A windows. Participants are not able to open their microphones, so interaction is possible only in the chat. If you have questions for the speakers, please send them via Q&A.

Aalto Creativity Symposium Vaasa 2021 Registration

The symposium is an interdisciplinary meeting point for scholars and practitioners. 

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