Field: Play & Creativity

For field this year I’m studying Play and Creativity with Gareth Loudon. I’m looking forward to finding out just how important play is as part of the design process, personally I think that playing is lost as we get older and it’s more about doing what we are told and trying to be as productive as possible. I also believe that others may frown on the idea of letting their employees play as it’s seen to be quite a childish thing to do.

I like the idea of messing around and playing with different things especially in art as the outcomes we achieve can really help us discover new ways of using materials. I don’t think there is a certain way to create art or a certain way to use art equipment, it’s not just in art where we should play though I believe play is extremely important in all jobs as it gets us thinking and allows us to relax.

In the next 5 weeks I plan on experimenting and exploring different ways of playing and find how it affects how I feel and create my work. I’m hoping to discover a certain approach where I am most productive yet relaxed and enjoying myself at the same time.



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