Not your parents’ creativity: Complexity, transdisciplinarity, and the emerging picture of creativity

Date: 7th of May 2018


Time: 18:15-19:00, followed by a small reception


Place: LLC Commons Room


This event is free, but we please ask that you register here.


A public talk by Prof. Alfonso Montuori, California Institute of Integral Studies, USA, part of the Creativity and Innovation Lecture Series organized by the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI).


Creativity has always been a subject of fascination, whether the Romantic image of the lone genius or the current obsessions with technological innovation and “reinvention,” which can range from our bodies (e.g. plastic surgery), to ourselves (therapy, personal growth), our organizations (organizational transformation), and even our cities. This talk will explore how our understanding as well as our practices of creativity have changed over the last 30 years. We will discuss new transdisciplinary approaches, reflect on generational and gender differences, and ways to make creativity research relevant in our lives.


Alfonso Montuori is Professor in the Transformative Studies Ph.D. and Transformative Leadership M.A. at California Institute of Integral Studies. In 2003-2004, he was Distinguished Professor in the School of Fine Arts at Miami University in Oxford Ohio, and is currently Visiting Professor at the Sapienza University of Rome. In 1985-1986 he taught at the Central South University in Hunan, China. Alfonso is the author of several books and numerous articles on creativity, complexity, and education. His books include Evolutionary Competence (Gieben, 1989); From Power to Partnership (co-authored with Isabella Conti, Harper San Francisco, 1993); Creators on Creating (co-edited with Barron & Barron, Putnam, 1997); Social Creativity, vols. 1-2 (co-edited with Ronald E. Purser, Hampton Press, 1999); and Journeys in Complexity (2014). Alfonso is also a consultant focusing on creativity and executive development through his company Evolutionary Strategies. An active musician, he lives in San Francisco with his wife, jazz singer Kitty Margolis, with whom he performs and co-produces her award-winning recordings.


Monday, May 7, 2018

Webster Geneva Campus, LLC Commons Room
Route de Collex 9 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland

Event Type

Global Campuses, Geneva


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