Creating Waves 3: Knitted Bicycles, Paper Dragons, Small Alternate Realities and Disruptive Wonder

Article by Sue King-Smith (Tram photos courtesy of Kathy Rice with thanks).  A while back, I was in town for work, and as I walk through our local outdoor mall, I noticed something delightful. Colour. Everywhere. Overnight, someone had wrapped many of the tree trunks and bike stands and bench seats in a vibrant knitted patchwork of crochet squares. The further I walked, the more … Continue reading Creating Waves 3: Knitted Bicycles, Paper Dragons, Small Alternate Realities and Disruptive Wonder

Creating Waves 1: Zoetics – a New Science Paradigm for Creativity

Developments in the sciences and in relational, Neo-Jungian and transpersonal psychology ask us to challenge outdated, ‘old science’ understandings of creativity. Such developments point toward a more life-affirming and positive role for ‘fundamental creativity’ in the lives of individuals and in the day to day functioning of social groups. Zoetics emphasizes: … the centrality of creativity to all organic (and perhaps inorganic) matter. Creativity is … Continue reading Creating Waves 1: Zoetics – a New Science Paradigm for Creativity

Creating Waves 2: On The Road To ‘Creative Living’

The terms ‘disruptive wonder’ and ‘affirmative destructuring’ are central to the Zoetics philsophy of creativity. We believe that they amount to a unique perspective on the place of creativity in the lives of individuals and the functioning of societies.  This post will explain what we mean by ‘affirmative destructuring’. The processes associated with ‘affirmative destructuring’ … a) make visible social and cultural contexts impacting on … Continue reading Creating Waves 2: On The Road To ‘Creative Living’