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NEW DATE: Redesign Your Workplace: Space and Creativity

December 14, 2019 · 1:00 pm-4:00 pm · Arts Council of Princeton

Humanities Council

The spaces where we work, play, rest, and socialize might affect our thinking more than we realize. Which ideas strike kids in fenced, concrete yards, as opposed to expansive, grassy playgrounds? What about employees in gray cubicles versus colorful clusters? Incorporating groundbreaking psychology and neuroscience, this interactive exhibit will encourage participants to arrange three scenes—an office, a classroom, and a domestic room—with a view to creativity. Moving the furniture, participants will experience the relationship between their physical surroundings and mental states, while discovering potential ways to improve their own offices, classrooms, and homes. Audience members will access their “creative process” with a number of techniques, such as “How Might We?” questions and exercises to increase Divergent Thinking. Creativity will emerge as accessible to not only children and geniuses, but anyone.

Register for a slot from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, or 3:00 – 4:00 pm here to guarantee your spot.

Allison Huang ’21 created this exhibit under the guidance of Professor Sheila Pontis of the Keller Center for Innovation. Special thanks to Project Coordinator Ruby Shao of the Humanities Council for her insights and direction in the crafting of the activity.

This event is part of the Being Human Festival 2019 of the Humanities Council.

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