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An exploration of creativity and the human condition - Steve Chapman
About The Session We’ll immerse ourselves in a number of creative experiments to explore creative and counter-intuitive ways to help individuals, groups and organisations free themselves from stuck loops of common-sense where creativity, novelty and change are rather difficult. This experimental and interactive workshop helps you become more deeply aware of where you inhibit your natural spontaneity, through fear of being perceived as mad, bad or wrong by others and gives you an opportunity to experience what gestalt psychologists call “the fertile void” from which true creativity grows. Part of the “Workshops without objectives” series on” About The Speaker Steve is an artist who writes, talks and consults on creativity and the human condition. (especially in these things we call organisations.) He specialises in working in creative and counter-intuitive ways to help individuals, groups and organisations free themselves from stuck loops of common-sense where creativity, novelty and change are rather difficult. Since founding Can Scorpions Smoke Change in January 2012, he has worked with over 70 different organisations in sectors including retail, broadcasting, telecoms, manufacturing, creative/media, research/data, digital, pharmaceutical/healthcare, airlines, utilities, transport, automotive, airlines, trade union and charities/not-for-profit. He regularly give talks on creativity, spontaneity, human social change, imperfection, stuckness, counter-culture, shame and the inner critic. You can read more about Steve’s speaking stuff here. Steve is founder of The Lab, a not-for-profit place to experiment and be experimented on in service of enlivening human beings. He also runs a number of experimental open workshops and events, all focussed on nurturing human creativity. You can read more about these here. He has held roles as visiting faculty on a number of MSc programmes at Ashridge Business School, the Metanoia Institute and Roffey Park. He holds an MSc with distinction from the Ashridge Masters in Organisational Change (AMOC) programme where he wrote his dissertation on human spontaneity. He is an artist who has exhibited alongside the likes of David Shrigley and Pablo Picasso and has sold pieces in the UK, US, South Africa and Russia. You can see his portfolio and find out about any forthcoming exhibits here. He has trained in gestalt psychology, improvisational theatre, coaching, masks and dabbled in art therapy all of which he combines into an experimental and experiential approach in his work. He wrote all of this in the third person to make it seem like somebody else wrote it. He is at his best when he is on the edge of not quite knowing what he is doing.

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