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“CONCURRENCE”, August 2015

August 15th, 2015

11822291_973923032650412_7467558796639732304_nWe are delighted and proud to bring to you our second instalment of‘Concurrence’, on its quest to explore “What Businesses Can Learn From The Arts”. 

It is now 10 years since we got into Training, the last five of which have gone primarily in the space of developing Art-based methodologies. This has been a fascinating journey for us, a journey that has taken us overseas to nine countries, and inwards into deeper introspection and understanding of the human species.

And with each programme has grown the belief and the conviction that Art-Based methods have enormous potential in helping people learn. As adults, constantly challenged and pressured by the world and its demands, Arts not only offers a respite (an escape even), but can also be a powerful metaphoric approach to decode personalities and their experiences. Art-Based methods, whether Painting, Theatre, Music, Modeling or others have also shown us how alike we are as a race. How similar our fears and fascinations, charms and challenges are, across physical barriers.

In this our second edition of Concurence, we aim to see how our global connections have shaped us, and how we can connect more with them, and learn more from them. This edition is dedicated to our friends, partners and colleagues across the world, who work with us and help us grow.

Our partner in Australia, Dr.Cathryn Lloyd writes about her work Down Under, in pushing the envelope across organisations ready to step out and try something new.

We interview Ali Al Uraimi, Deputy Managing Director at the Middle East College in Oman and a great believer and patron of Art-Based learning, as he tells us how Creativity in campus has been enhanced through more Art-Based approaches.

My colleague Rajni Nair contributes from South Africa with two excellent pieces – on the fantastic work done by Business and Arts South Africa, on how a most novel project is aiming to merge Arts and Sciences to grow awareness on the ‘Highveld’.

Another colleague in the US, Marta Jascinska delivers a wonderful case on her work back in Poland, an innovative Art Taxi project.

Leonardo Previ weighs in from Italy with his regular piece that draws inspiration from Artur Koestler’s work and connects ‘bisociation’ to our learning efforts.

And there’s of course, more. A review of Ed Catmull’s brilliant book Creativity, Inc., a tribute to Charles Correa, a reprint the latest McKinsey Quarterly article on the The Simple Rules of Disciplined Innovation. And more. Read on.

And, of course: thank you for your fantastic feedback on our last issue. We learnt a lot and have tried to take in your suggestioin to make this issue more vibrant and exciting. Like our work.

And thank you, Rajni Nair and Soni Bhattacharya, for your editing help!

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