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Alicia Medina Laddaga

Creativity: The Key to a Happy and Productive Life

PRESENTED ON NOV 20, 2013
IN VANCOUVER @ VOL 30

Alicia Medina Laddaga explores the idea of cities as the ultimate epicenter for creativity, and travels to Vancouver in order to tap into it's creative potential. She focuses on housing and architecture as a founder of LOHA, a non-profit organization which provides affordable, alternative housing options. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 21, 2014.

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Capitalism vs. Creativity

BY TIM REDFERN
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 27, 2013

Tim Redfern, disappointed by the consumeristic society that has devleoped in urban cities, discusses his liberal goal in encouraging people to get more invovled with creativity and begin making their own creations. He beieves that if the community were to stray away from capitalistic thinking, it would make way for more creativity. 

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Passion is Key to Success

BY BRIAN WAKELIN
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Architect Brian Wakelin relates his life to Fellini's film 8 1/2. Brian feels pressure in his architectural career just as the director in the movie faces societal pressure to create a great film. Brian's pressure is short-lived, however, as he understands that passion is the key to being successful. 

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Inspiring Creativity through LEGO

BY EDWIN KNIGHT
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 28, 2015

Edwin Knight introduces KLUG - Kansai Lego User Group - which aims to inspire creativity one block at a time, organising charitable event along the way.

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Be Happy with Yourself

BY STACY PITTMAN
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 18, 2014

Knowing who you are and being OK with it is really the true key to happiness, says Stacy Pittman who learned to be happy with herself while raising her son.

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The Hive | The Benefit of Community, Creativity, and Risk

BY REBECCA RIDNER
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

This is the story of Rebecca Ridner's desire for creativity produced a space and community for creative entrepreneurs in Knoxville, TN. 

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KnowHow / Youth Programs at the Intersection of Creativity and Critical Thinking

BY ELIZABETH WRIGHT
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2016

Elizabeth Wright presents "KnowHow" a local community organization that builds youth leadership and community engagement through the arts. KnowHow youth work at the intersection of creativity and critical thinking to engage with their communities, develop solutions to issues that affect their lives, and build vital life skills. Tonight, KnowHow adult allies  will share the inspiration and design behind this work, information about their many programs, and their dreams for the future of their organization and our city. 

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Creativity of Tainan

BY SONIA SELAVY
@ VOL 156 ON APR 13, 2018

Tainan’s Creative Collective “氣口” pronounced “Kwee Kau” was founded in 2016 by Leslie Tsai, Kang, Henry Huang, Sonia Selavy and Masahiro Han on the concept of creative expression and community networking. The group curates PechaKucha Night Tainan, with every event taking new form based on the immediate needs of the community. They’ll be sharing about their special city and the creativity that abounds there.  

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Invisible Forces

BY BOBBY KONERU
@ VOL 12 ON JUN 21, 2018

Bobby Koneru describes how creativity, productivity, and happiness may be found in the silent, invisible spaces of our mind, rather than through our five senses.

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Every Day Creativity

BY LUCY JEFFERIES
@ VOL 33 ON JUN 26, 2019

Lucy Jefferies shares about encouraging everyday creativity.