Experiment in Collaborative Creativity.

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The activities in our group will be experiential.  We will begin with a few warm up exercises to get acquainted and hopefully get in the flow of creative collaboration.  The group includes some personal sharing and reflective writing.   The main activity will be choosing a subject to explore, sharing personal stories related to the subject, then creating a piece of work that represents parts of each members story.  The form of the work is open to our imagination.   The structure of the group evolves as needed and as the collaborative process moves forward.  Decisions are reached by consensus.  What comes out of the collaboration will be ??????.

A few of the questions and explorations inherent in the activities are how to balance individual needs with the needs of the group/community;  how to value and integrate differences and keep conflict stimulating, creative, and productive;  when boundaries inhibit integrative processes and when they promote integration;  what mix of flexibility and holding the line  leads to "successful" co creating,etc. 

Throughout the experiment members are encouraged to evaluate the process on both personal and social levels for discussion when the activities conclude.  The nature of the class/group experiment requires regular attendance for the full 8 weeks in order to build on the previous exercises and  experiences.

Requirements:  Curiousity, a willingness to share personal information related to the chosen subject matter, open to exploring in a non linear fashion, and  respectful interaction, and regular attendance  to derive the full benefit of the collaboration, especially in the earlier weeks of the experient.

Facilitator email(s): 
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Acitivites of our 1st group Experiment

We created a blog. www.sacredwaterblog.blogspot.com
See some of the activities of our group.

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experiment in colloborative creativity

Hi everyone,
We are up and running. We've had 2 sessions so far with lots of interaction, activity and discussion on our experiences and ideas related to collaboration and community. We are getting to know each other and what is important to each of us. Tonight we begin telling our stories. The chosen word is "WATER". We'll see where we go.

Jayne

Location

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave S B-4 near the lounge in the basement
Minneapolis , MN 55409
United States
Phone: Anjee's cell 952-688-6953
Facilitator's experience: 
Jayne - co facilitator for adult creativity group for 10 years, artist, study and interest in cooperative living. therapist. Anjee - study in human systems, artist
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612 688 6953
Class minimum size: 
6
Class maximum size: 
10
Time/Location
Location Accessibility: 
No
Address: 
Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave S B-4 near the lounge in the basement
Minneapolis , MN 55409
United States
Phone: Anjee's cell 952-688-6953
44° 56' 5.6364" N, 93° 16' 59.124" W
Additional class location information: 
come in front door, go left to stair well to basement level, left to B4
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