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Everyday Creativity: Towards an International Research Network

13/06/22 to 13/06/22
10.00am - 4.00pm
University of Brighton Falmer campus, Village Way, Brighton, UK
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About this Event 

Organised by the Centre of Wellbeing at the University of Brighton, this event is an opportunity to share ideas, understandings, and ways of working with regard to everyday creativity (EC). It is aimed at: academics and postgraduate researchers from the social sciences, arts, humanities and beyond; creative practitioners (including craftspeople, creative writers, comic creators, comedians and others); public health and other health professionals; and members of community/third sector organisations.

EC is characterised by everyday actions that are often understood in terms of little and mini ‘c’ creativity; the former focusing on observable creative actions/products and the latter on more fleeting interpretive and transformative aspects of thought. It incorporates a diverse range of immersive creative activities that millions of people engage in every day. Such activities are often removed from established hierarchies, economic models and notions of excellence, and enable participants to explore their creative potential, maintain their health and wellbeing, connect to others and to nature, learn and develop, and add meaning and purpose to their lives. The conference explores these ideas under four themes:

1. The role of EC in enriching creative research methods (Theme lead: Dr Helen Johnson, University of Brighton)

2. EC, the home and placemaking. including pandemic responses (Theme lead: Prof Owen Evans, Edge Hill University)

3. EC, health and wellbeing (Theme leads: Prof Louise Mansfield, Brunel University and Prof Norma Daykin, University of the West of England)

4. Arts, science and technology

How to Book

A conference fee of £60 is payable by all participants (early bird rate before 16th May 2022; £75 after this date). This covers refreshments, lunch and admission to all events on the day.

For more information and to book visit – https://shop.brighton.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/social-sciences/events/everyday-creativity-towards-an-international-research-network

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