How far do the spatial characteristics of any given space impede or foster creativity? What else is needed? Are writable walls, beanbags, and post-it notes? What are the ways to make truly creative spaces for organisations to tackle their wicked problems? Join this session with Studio TILT and its director Oliver Marlow to take part in an awe-inspiring discussion in what it takes to foster creativity within the workplace!
Creating Enabling Spaces
Is there a relationship between space and creativity? If there is, what are the characteristics of a space for creativity? It is the subject of a NESTA research commission and published by FRAME as the book ‘Spaces for Innovation’, written by Kursty Groves and Oliver Marlow.
Designer and director of Studio TILT, Oliver Marlow, believes that there is a clear relationship between space and creativity. However, both authores were intrigued to hear less about space while we were developing the book and much more about people: their autonomy, culture, methods of collaboration and leadership.
We see how almost every new workspace is designed to be ‘creative’, we see the explosion of collaborative workspaces and coworking, and we see the role of creativity in the world economy as increasingly important, whether for banking, health or technology. But more and more it seems like a cut and paste approach, with writable walls, beanbags and performance spaces appearing everywhere. You can make a creative looking space in any building, but if you don’t bring the right people, processes, tools and methods together, then nothing happens. No ideas, no innovation.
So how far do the spatial characteristics of any given space impede or foster creativity? What else is needed? What are the ways to make truly creative spaces for organisations to tackle their wicked problems? How can we actually make a space that is enabling: making it possible to measure innovation per square feet, or a Return on Investment for ideas, for example.
In this session we want to bring together a group of inspiring minds from the Forum to tackle this question: to think through ways to bring the skills and competencies needed for creative spaces together for teams and organisations. Using case studies, precedents and research to set the scene, we’ll deliver a codesign workshop at the Forum to explore, ideate and test our thinking. Please join us!
Who are the organisers?
Studio TILT is am award winning design practice specialising in spatial interaction and collaboration. They are leaders in codesign and user centred spatial design, and work across the world. They work across workspace, coworking, health and civic spaces.
The facilitator will be Oliver Marlow, director of the studio.