Two reasons - one more self-serving than the other! 1. I love feeding off other people's creative energies and seeing how they solve problem. I get just as much of a buzz off someone coming up with a great idea as I do my own. I would love the opportunity to be in exciting fast-paced situations with a group of people from who can all approach the same idea from different creative perspectives. Essentially - it's great experience to learn from personally and feel like part of a bigger community. 2. I want to help! I do believe that by being a committed part of the 'creative community' (whatever the hell that is) that part of the responsibility is to be equal parts giver and taker. I really respect the people out there who are committing their futures to their futures of others too and I'd love to support their quest in any way that feels valuable.
Sam's 'getting stuff done' manifesto
I've spent the last few years of my life embracing the view points of different creative people and they cultures they belong to.
What started as a creative experiment has become both a way of living and a tried and tested creative process. I start by setting a certain amount of time (1 month / 3 months so far) and then picking a theme, which has to be something I don't have much or any knowledge of (e.g - Origami, Storytelling, Patterns, Colour). I spent the first 3/4 of my allotted time deep diving into the world of that theme. Reading, going to places, speaking to people and getting my hands dirty with the practice. in the last 1/4 of my time I have to produce something that is a sum of my learnings.
I've repeated this process 15 times now for varying lengths and it has left me with a small (but growing) library of different creative perspectives on how different people see the world and produce the things they produce.
In this respect I feel like I've taught myself to how to solve a problem from lot's of different angles!
Part of the movement for 1 year
- 0 challenges
- 42 collaborators
- 2 gigs
- Attended the BrandHack: a turbo 1 day brand sprint with Year Here gig in London on Friday 13th
- Attended the Creativity x Generosity x Experiment gig in London on Sunday 16th