This January marked the first month of unified themes for 40+ CreativeMornings chapters around the world with over 5,000 attendees on six continents gathering to hear speakers address the topic of “Happiness”. CreativeMornings/Vancouver hosted origami master Joseph Wu.
Like many people, Joseph Wu encountered origami as a child, folding paper since the age of three. Unlike most people, he continued practising his craft, and began creating original designs at the age of eleven. Now globally renown for his skill, Joseph speaks on how his craft has helped him cope with his diagnosis with ADHD and bouts of depression. He talks about what it’s like to struggle with focus, described his relationship with paper, and how creativity has helped him find happiness.
The speaker at the July 2012 CreativeMornings/NewYork was the fantastic Kelli Anderson, an artist/designer and tinkerer who is always experimenting with new means of making images and experiences. She draws, photographs, cuts, prints, codes, and creates a variety of designed things for herself and others. From interactive paper to layered, experimental websites, everything begins and ends in her studio, which houses a 1919 letterpress and an assortment of other benevolent contraptions. She also teaches art history at Pratt every summer. In this talk, Kelli gives us some insight into the process behind her amazing work and showcases a few of her projects.
As always, a *huge* hug, high five, and, of course, hat tip to Ben Hallman for filming and editing the talk.