So what does this Picture and “Pursuit, Paradox, Prosperity, Passion, Purpose, Persistence, Progress” as well as a man named Pink have in common, other than they start in “P”. They’re on my mind this Sunday evening.
“ask yourself were you better today than you were yesterday” and you will Progress.
They “Pursuit, Paradox, Prosperity, Passion, Purpose, Persistence, Progress” just keep resonating in my mind and are at the core of defining my next steps! First the Picture a screenshot of a viral image that came across my FB feed (13951 likes and 2212 share ) while others praised the man… I saw the community’s lack of comprehension.
Did they not “get ” what he was doing?
Could they not have helped?
I’ve had so often this week to defend my stance on community approach it surprises me… I started realizing that some people simply cannot grasp certain concepts a while aback. Some people, for example, honestly do not “understand the power of community” and how to leverage it to move a society ahead!
I had even spent that morning discussing it with my Aunt. Unfortunately doing things differently , conceiving and conceptualizing is frowned upon in many cultures. Yet we’re entering the age of creativity the “Conceptual age”, actually we may be well in it! The importance of “Art and Artful Thinking” is being adopted by Left brain-ers as right brain-ers abandon it!
Afrikans are abandoning sewing , carpentry, and other hand or “artisan work” even as other communities adopt “making”.
Then I caught this program on OWN see video below. There were a lot of gems on this topic and my simple curiosity about a man’s name , “Daniel Pink”, led me to watching and left me glued to the television for an hour. There are no accidents in life especially when you are seeking answers! So a quick check revealed that this was an old interview but for someone who seldom watches television it was new. Not the concepts though. I had fist hand experience of the topics discussed in this presentation (Check video below), having run a project involving creatives and business development since 2003.
So this concept that right brain thinking can be developed caught my attention. What do You think?
My journey started seeking meaning in Fashion ater 911 and the death of my brother later that year … it has come full circle using “Fashion” as a platform for change and conversation.
Design , Play, Story, Symphony, Empathy and Meaning would not have been my choice of words but the Principles are definitely heavily utilized in the programs I plan to launch Jul 8th 2013. It is open to fashion designers but this time were making room for creatives including media and communication busiensses. You need to be selected to participate so feel free to contact me (the chat feature really is the best) or submit the form.
So the concepts;-
STEAMED;- Science- Technology- Engineering – Art- Math- Execution and Distribution. More Here
B.A.D.A.S.S.E IS an acronym for Business, Art, Design, Apparel, Sustainability, Styling and “Ein’-dustrial careers. It covers the Creative Industries with a viewpoint of creating companies that employ our communities.
Design , Play, Story, Symphony, Empathy and Meaning ;- See video in post