Otherness can subjugate people or inspire them, exclude or include, hurt or help. If otherness is hardwired into humanity, how might we draw on it to build the kind of society we want? And if it's not, what would a world without otherness look like? And would we want to live in it?
Join us for Creative Tensions: Otherness, produced in partnership with National Geographic, to explore how the groups we form shape the world we share.
Creative Tensions is not a panel; it's a conversation that moves. Reflecting on a tension between two poles, participants reveal where they stand on an issue by where they stand—and move—in the room. Exploring topics that lie at the heart of what it means to be human, Creative Tensions is a fresh approach to group dialogue that encourages openness and inspires empathy.
Creative Tensions: Empathy at 2017 Sundance Film Fesitval with Anand Giridharadas and Gael García Bernal, moderated by Philip Himberg
Creative Tensions: Action at CreativeMorningsNYC with Lisa Peterson and Purvi Shah, moderated by Fred Dust.
"Why Ideo’s Fred Dust Thinks We Must Relearn The Art Of Dialogue"
Fast Company, October 24, 2017
"Can We Redesign The Way We Talk About Gun Control In America?"
Fast Company, October 19, 2017
"What Would Happen If We All Hit Pause?"
Medium, February 14, 2017
"How to Make Presidential Debates Better Without Breaking Them"
Fast Company, September 26, 2016
"Creative Tensions: A new approach for understanding"
Medium, December 4, 2015
When IDEO and the Sundance Institute Theatre Program sat down to collaborate, we immediately recognized a common desire to bring creativity to unexpected places. What unusual experience could we create together for our audiences? We decided to experiment by combining elements from each of our methods - empathy and observation from human centered design, movement and self-reflection from theater. The result is Creative Tensions, a unique live event series where participatory theater meets collective conversation.