SLATE Guest Lecture - Vlad Glaveanu

April 25, 2017


Creativity in and for society:

The promises (and failures) of technology  



Vlad Glaveanu, Associate Professor II    


May 3rd, 10:15-12:00


SLATE, Christies gate 13, 3rd Floor





1. Creativity from individual to social - distributed creativity and the perspectival model (role of perspective taking)
2. Creativity for society: ways of imagining collective futures (utopias and dystopias) for, with and towards others
3. The role of technology (mainly ICT and especially social media) in promoting (e.g., Romanian protests) or hindering (e.g., the refugee crisis) creativity, perspective taking and social change


Vlad Glaveanu is Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Associate Professor II at Bergen University, Norway, and Associate Researcher at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, and University Paris Descartes, France. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics, UK, and published over 100 articles and book chapters on creativity, culture, imagination, art and crafts, activism and social change. He recently edited the Palgrave Handbook of Creativity and Culture Research (2016) and co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Imagination and Culture (2017) and the Cambridge Handbook of Creativity across Domains (2017). His other books include: Thinking through creativity and culture (Transaction, 2014), Distributed creativity (Springer, 2014), Rethinking creativity (Routledge, 2015, co-edited) and Creativity: A new vocabulary (Palgrave, 2016, co-edited). He is editor of Europe’s Journal of Psychology (EJOP), an open access peer reviewed journal published by PsychOpen (Germany), and co-editor of an the upcoming journal, Creativity, Innovation and Social Change (CISC), to be launched by Springer Publishing.

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