5/4 Community Conversations: Creativity: In Context

May 5, 2015

Day 11 of "Swimming Together." First firing results. Nora Naranjo Morse led the "Swimming Together" workshop, a project with The Longhouse at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington
Credit Nora Naranjo Morse

UMD’s 2nd Annual Creativity Conference was organized around the ideas of creativity across disciplines and cultures this year.  But as our free-ranging conversation with the two conference guests unspooled, it became apparent that creativity is not only useful in a wide variety of contexts … it lurks in some unlikely places.

Culture, creativity, language … and how a better understanding of all three might be the key to unlocking some global conflicts - a conversation with our guests Nora Naranjo-Morse, a potter, poet and sculptor; and Dennis Cheek, the founding executive director of the National Creativity Network.