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30 APRIL, 15:00-17:00 (CET) ISSCI Online Symposium    CREATIVITY IN PRACTICE: ART AND ENablement

Takeshi Okada, Chiaki Ishiguro, & Daichi Shimizu: “Developing Workshops that Inspire Creation, Art Appreciation, and Innovation”  

Steven Fischer: “The Creative Process and the Creation of Stories, Art, and Movies”  

Michael Spencer: “A Practitioner’s Viewpoint” 

ISSCI Sponsored and Recommended Events

Webster Creativity Week

The next Webster Creativity Week will be held online for 7-11 June 2021.
More information.

SOU Creativity Conference

The 3rd Annual Creativity Conference is to be held (F2F if at all possible)
July 8 to 11, 2021, at Southern Oregon University.
Keynote speakers include Keith Sawyer, David Cropley, Ron Beghetto, Giovanni Corazza.
See www.soucreativityconference.com or write creativity@sou.edu

MIC Conference 2021
Creativity: Observation, Assessment, Estimation

Event co-sponsored by ISSCI
8-10 September 2021. Villa Griffone, Sasso Marconi (BO), Italy
and virtual platform.
Abstract submissions: 1 June 2021
Acceptance notices: 15 June 2021
Early registration: 1 July 2021
More information

ISSCI Study on Relation of Creativity and Stress during the Pandemic

Creativity as mitigating factor for the psychological distress related to the COVID-19 outbreak: an ISSCI study

The COVID-19 pandemic emergence is associated with an increase of mental health disorders, such as depression, distress, and anxiety symptomatology. In order to react to and prevent the effects of this emergence on the population’s mental health, it is extremely important that mitigating variables are identified, which can reduce the power of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on psychological wellbeing. In this regard, it is worth highlighting that creativity has been proposed to have a significant impact in reducing anxiety, depression, and social anxiety. In line with this hypothesis, ISSCI organized and performed an international study in order to explore the potential mitigating effect of creativity in reducing the psychological discomfort associated with the Coronavirus emergence. Specifically, approximately 1000 participants from several countries in Europe and United States, who are experiencing this dramatic emergence, have been recruited during the month of April (when hundreds of millions of individuals all around the world were living in a quarantine and semi-quarantine condition) to test the mitigating effect of creative performance on the increase of the distress symptomatology due to the exposure to COVID-19.

Previous Events

Webster Creativity Week. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Creativity Week at Webster University in Geneva was rescheduled for 2021. In lieu of the 2020 event, the scheduled keynote speaker, Ronald Beghetto, conducted an online talk and discussion in June: Ronald A. Beghetto: Uncertainty and Creativity in Times of Crisis

COVID-20, November 17, 15:00-17:00, ISSCI Online Symposium: The connection between COVID-19 and creativity.  Three examples of creativity research relating to COVID-19 were showcased.

Creative Schools: 21st century schools for 21st century learners, December 9, 15:00-17:00 (CET).  Two research studies and discussion.

Creativity as a 21st century skill, January 21, 20:21-21:21, Stephan Vincent-Lancrin, Senior Analyst and Deputy Head of Division at OECD/CERI

Creativity, Play and the Mind, February 18, 15:00-17:00, Three research studies and discussion.

Teaching Creativity, March 22, 15:00- 17:00, Three presentations and discussion.