Getting Inspired
Vlad Glăveanu
Webster University Geneva, Switzerland
This workshop builds on the theoretical ground presented within the keynote ‘Inspired to create’ and proposes some practical ways of harnessing the transformative power of inspiration for creative action. Considering existing accounts of what triggers, sustains and enhances inspired forms of creating, the workshop will propose concrete exercises and activities aimed: 1) increasing the participant’s awareness of where inspiration comes from and how it becomes manifest within creativity; 2) generating new insights into the nature of inspiration and its role within creative activity; 3) connecting these insights with personal experiences of being inspired; and 4) constructing educational opportunities, for self and others, that prepare the mind for getting inspired.