Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Columbia College Chicago: 'Claiming Creativity' April 21-24, 2010

Professor Dominique-René de Lerma of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin brings this news to the attention of AfriClassical:

Monday, November 02, 2009 3:22 PM
Invitation from Columbia College Chicago

Dear Colleagues:
Columbia College Chicago, in partnership with The European League of Institutes of the Arts, presents a joint international symposium:

Claiming Creativity: Art Education in Cultural Transition

Chicago, USA, April 21-24, 2010

Call for Submissions: Deadline December 1, 2009

Claiming Creativity seeks to re-position creativity as a driver not only for our economies, but also for art making, for transformational processes, and for social and cultural development and change. The working assumption is that the vitality of our common future is linked tightly to creative practice in many forms. This symposium will place artists, designers, architects and other active “creators” and those who teach in the creative disciplines squarely at the center of these important conversations along with leaders in industry and commerce who share an interest in the life of the imagination and its value to society.

Educators and other leaders in the arts, business, science, commerce, industry, public policy as well as other areas relevant to the symposium topics are invited to submit proposals to present research, works in progress, case studies, or summaries of research already completed that have the potential to stimulate lively and productive debates among symposium participants.

A special feature of Claiming Creativity is the symposium online forum, which will be available beginning January 18, 2010 and will lead into the Chicago event. Successful proposal abstracts will be posted to the online forum for discussion by other symposium participants. These online discussions will provide additional ideas for special sessions at the symposium in Chicago designed specifically around the web forum discourse. Additionally, a symposium “Journal” will be published through Columbia College Chicago’s academic press.

For details about the symposium and the submission requirements please visit http://www.claimingcreativity.com Columbia College is proud to host the symposium and joins ELIA in inviting you to gather in Chicago next April to engage in a stimulating discussion on Claiming Creativity—and to enjoy the riches our city has to offer.

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