Saturday 5 October 2013
Baltic Creative Campus Event Space
49 Jamaica Street, Liverpool, L1 0AH
Ticket: £45 (discount for residents of the Baltic Creative)
Lunch & refreshments provided by Unit51 Coffee.
Curiosity is one of the most significant aspects of human capability. It fosters creativity and innovation, and has linked it with longevity, happiness, intelligence and maintaining successful relationships. But how, after years of experiencing structured curriculum-driven educational systems and task-focused careers, do we return to our natural childlike state of inquisitiveness? This one-day interactive workshop explores why the concept of curiosity is important and how we can reintroduce it to our everyday life.
Speaker: Dr Aimee Blackledge
Aimee’s research explores how the notion of curiosity and collections of objects, known as ‘curiosities’, were used to fashion an ideal notion of artists and creativity in early modern Europe. Aimee’s doctoral thesis was completed at the University of Oxford in 2010 and she has regularly delivered lectures at the University of Oxford on this topic.
Places are limited to 20, books your ticket on The Academy of Curiosity website: