[ PARSONS INTEGRATIVE STUDIO 1 - WEEK 7 REFLECTION ]
During last week's class we spent some time doing a creative tension exercise as a group and one of the topic was whether we believe in things by design or by coincidence. Because of the vagueness of the questions, it sparked some very interesting conversation.
I have always been a planner, an organizer, a master in to-do list. I went to the "by design" right away. Then the magic of Creative Tensions happened. Listening to some of the comments from the "by coincidence" side, I started to rethink my decision and wanted to move towards the other side of the bar. The debate went on for a few minutes and then I realized, yes, not everything can be planned and things happened out of the blue all the time, but a lot of these things by coincidence wouldn't have happened without a planned plan initially either. For example, I could be running into somebody I know at the coffee shop by coincidence, but it wouldn't have happened if I didn't plan to go to the coffee shop in the first place. You get the idea. I think that's the beauty of Creative Tensions - it's not to find out what's right or wrong, but to spark ideas and thoughts that we've never thought of before.
Quote of the week
"THIS IS WHAT WE CALL THE FEAR OF BEING JUDGED. PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO STEP OUT AND SAY 'LET'S DO THIS NEW THING'."
- "Why we need creative confidence" by Helen Walters