Cultural Diplomacy or Creative Enterprise: a Definition of Terms

For the past few years I have been privileged to be invited each July to give a lecture on this topic to the MA students in arts administration at Boston University as part of their London Summer School. There is a lot of sloppy definition about around these four terms and I have used these annual sorties to gradually hone my ideas. This presentation dates from July 2016. Continue reading “Cultural Diplomacy or Creative Enterprise: a Definition of Terms”

Creativity and Leadership

This participatory article is from a presentation I was asked to make as agent provocateur at Factorial in October 2014, a meeting of artists and city administrators concerning what to do about the eight dysfunctional art factories in the City of Barcelona.

Content: Creativity, Culture & Community

I am here hopefully to provide some context rather than resolution to your debate. It is important for us to have time for discussion so I am going to throw out a few broad responses that I hope we can expand on later: Continue reading “Creativity and Leadership”

From Imprecision to Uncertainty

“Wanting and not wanting the same thing at the same time is a baseline condition of human consciousness.”
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I spent a fascinating half-day recently with Andy Moyler who, during an incredibly wide-ranging chat, gave me some feedback on my blog suite The Benefits of Imprecision. “What did I mean by the word imprecision?” he said.

Boom. Straight to the heart of it. Continue reading “From Imprecision to Uncertainty”