This paper contextualizes the workshop given at The 7th International Conference on The Arts in Society (23rd to 25th, Liverpool, UK) and seeks to present the principles that have guided its conception, starting with two critical ideas: the current obsession with creativity and the popular understanding, and use, of creativity are partly the result of an excess of order and competitiveness in our modern societies. I propose instead that we should seek to understand the importance of recapturing the subjective, invisible, immeasurable and unconscious processes that pertain to our capacity to create. The workshop’s central exercise was the drawn representation of one’s life journey as an act of creation, thus emphasizing the responsibility for our stories and our self-making processes. A model of four archetypes, or patterns of human behavior, was provided as a guide for reflecting on stages of a typical life cycle according to Jungian author Gareth S. Hill.
|Keywords:||Creativity, Creation, Self-making, Archetypes, Jungian Thought, Drawing, Writing, Un-knowing|
Researcher, CEISXX, Universidade de Coimbra, Lisboa, Portugal