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The Creativity Salon

Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 7-9pm
10 Merton Street Lecture Room

A hands-on exploration of brain blocks and improvisation with Univ’s Poet Laureate Pireeni Sundaralingam (1986, Experimental Psychology).

Why do we get trapped in cognitive ruts or side-railed by naturally occurring cognitive blind-spots? How can we support our brain’s ability to think beyond existing frameworks and find radical new solutions? How might diverse academic disciplines cross-fertilize each other effectively? And how do metaphors and other poetic devices fire up our brains?

In the following salon series, our new college poet laureate will be drawing on her background as a poet and cognitive scientist to present a series of events, exploring the nature of creativity:
each salon will include a brief presentation, group discussion of how this applies to your own work, and a series of hands-on, stimulating and light-hearted “creative thinking / rethinking” exercises and activities.

This event is open to all Univ students, staff and academics.

Find out more about Univ’s Poet Laureate or watch Pireeni’s video introduction.

Please note that audio, photographs and video footage may be taken throughout our events. These may be used by the College for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media or in any third party publication. Please contact the event organiser if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.

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