Jonathan Mills delivers seminar…

Jonathan Mills, Director of the Edinburgh International Festival, will explore the role of creativity, creative space, the arts, debate and discussion in fostering critical thinking, and how that impacts on society, at a seminar on 20 June 2011, from 11am, in the Enterprise Zone (Library), University of Stirling.

Some of the questions Jonathan will address are:

  • Are creativity, creative space, and artistic expression relevant to people, universities, societies?
  • How could creativity be influenced?
  • Should it be influenced?
  • What is the role of analysis, debate and discussion?

The seminar is set within the framework of the Creative Space and Socio-Economic Development project, a new initiative by the Stirling Management School, in partnership with the Art Collection at the University of Stirling, Forth Valley College, and the macrobert.  The project has the broad aim of focusing on the relationship between the arts and people’s engagement, and how this contributes to individual wellbeing. An idea underlying the project is that people’s openness and access to artistic activities, for example visual and performing arts, may lead to the stimulation and expression of creativity and critical thinking and may in turn be conducive to wider participation in societies and economies.

Roger Sugden, Head of Stirling Management School explains:  “Jonathan’s insights on the arts, his sensitivity to peoples and societies, and his experience in creating spaces for people to express their imagination, are unique. His visit to Stirling provides an exciting opportunity for us to learn and share.”

To register for this event, please contact Marcela Valania, email:

tel: 01786 467360

For more information on the Creative Space project please visit



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