Writing for Duran Duran; or, Complicating the Creative Process

toby young

Much academic literature has been spent trying to distil and understand the allusive creative process. Nearly all of these theories suggest that the creative process is a single procedure consisting of various discrete stages; but by attempting to formulate rigid steps and stages, nearly all of these models lose sight of the flexibility of creativity, and the subtle interplay between practitioner, stakeholder(s), brief, and space.
By comparing two first-hand examples of creative practice – writing for Duran Duran and the London Symphony Orchestra – this Engaging with the Humanities talk, by Toby Young, will explore how some of these external factors affect the creative process, and will offer some observations to help understand the ‘real world’ complexities of creativity.
Audience: Open to all