PechaKucha Presentation

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Dagmar Stansova

actress/writer in Asheville

An Experiment in Creativity


As a screenwriter, poet and script doctor Dagmar Stansova wanted to improve her writing, to free up her mind and she thought a great way to do that would be to do something about which she has no preconceived notions or training. Dagmar chose painting. She will share twenty paintings and one of the poems that came out of her Experiment In Creativity. Her hope is to inspire others to do something they’ve never done before. The poem is called “Laundry Day” in memory of her father.

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Pondering Creativity

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 04, 2012

Tyler Weiss follows up his "Thoughtless Experiment" (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1) with an exploration of what creativity means to his artwork. (in English)

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[Freespace]: An Experiment in Creativity, Community, and Civic Innovation

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

What is possible when you give people SPACE and PERMISSION to create? Beth Scaccia shows us [Freespace]: a gathering place for people to come together, to create, teach, learn, and share the things which they are truly passionate about, and strengthen connections between individuals as well as communities through art, events, and long term projects.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Aug 4, 2015.

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Uncompromising Creativity

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Mende Smith believes that we should not sacrifice our creative impulses becoming adults and compromise our creative talent for making a living. She went from unconfident to committed following ten easy steps and now has published poetry and wrote a novel.

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Creativity and Play as Medicine


Transpersonal Arts Counsellor Anna Atkinson’s practice incorporates art, movement, creative writing, voice and body work. She explores the potential of creativity to impact on health and wellbeing. Anna gives the audience an insight into the true happiness the freedom that art can give to those who are willing to embrace it. 

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Creativity Found

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 26, 2017

Is creativity only for the Shakespeares? The Michaelangelos? The Mozarts? A miniscule slice of humanity? No! It’s for each of us, in each of us. Pam Wiley explores creativity in the ordinary.

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Let's Write a Poem

@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

The title of this presentation sounds innocent enough, and maybe even a little dry.  Freeze that thought!  Brenton Clutterbuck oozes humour, energy, creativity, and passion as he explains the theoretical process of writing poetry.  Literary devices have NEVER sounded so excitinng. Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy Brenton's passion for teaching and poetry.

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Soffici nuvole di parole

@ VOL 1 ON APR 15, 2018

The presentation "Soft clouds of words" contains slides that speak of writing, creativity, emotions that create narratives and poetry, talk about how art manages to grasp the sense of every essential element of relationships and life and focuses on value of words. Through photos that represent nature, human relationships, darkness and light, a message of strength emerges. Life is full of difficult moments but it is thanks to them that every individual finds a new glow, finds himself, finds the ability to create. "Walk, live, dance, watch, value relationships, recognize your sap, your daimon, there is the pollen of this hibiscus".

La presentazione “Soffici nuvole di parole” racchiude slide che parlano di scrittura, di creatività, di emozioni che creano narrazioni e poesia, parla di come l’arte riesce a cogliere il senso di ogni elemento essenziale delle relazioni e della vita e si sofferma sul valore delle parole. Attraverso foto che rappresentano la natura, i rapporti umani, il buio e la luce vuole emergere un messaggio di forza.  La vita è piena di attimi difficili ma è grazie ad essi che ogni individuo trova un bagliore nuovo, trova sé stesso, trova la capacità di creare. “Cammina, vivi, danza, osserva, dai valore alle relazioni, riconosci la tua linfa, il tuo daimon, lì è il polline di questo ibisco”.

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The Psychology of Creativity

@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Brendan Neuman is an organizational psychologist who helps assess and develop creative leaders. In addition to consulting, Brendan teaches and researches the psychology of creativity.

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The Necessity of Creativity

@ VOL 38 ON NOV 08, 2018

Hilary Jean Tapper is an illustrator and dollmaker, and currently undertaking a formal study of the therapeutic nature of art and creativity. Throughout her youth, she received numerous awards for her films on mindfulness and self-discovery, which led to further opportunities of leadership and presenting to youth nationally and globally. At 19 she was brought to India for filming her first documentary on women and devotional yoga, and she presented the film on tour of the USA and Europe. She undertook her Bachelor in Hindu Theology, which is where she found her passion for the transformation of the self through the arts. In this Pechakucha, Hilary shares her story of losing and rediscovering her creativity, and her journey towards a deeper understanding of how powerful, necessary and available creativity is for all of us.