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Department of Social Anthropology


Being ‘creative’ appears to require two distinct forms of attention: an outward-facing engagement with the world around oneself, including with the work of others and with the materials one employs; and a kind of

withdrawal into the self, or into a relatively solitary space characterised by a sense of focus and immersion. This project explores the relationship between these ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ worlds, as mutually entwined dimensions of artistic production, as a way of enlarging our understanding of the nature of creativity and, especially, how experiences and expressions of creativity are shaped and constrained by social, cultural and institutional contexts.

This project is funded by the AHRC.

Image by Kaori Yoshikawa. All Rights Reserved.

PI Iza Kavedžija

Exhibition co-curation Kaori Yoshikawa

Podcast co-production Dr Robert Simpkins

Dr Kavedžija
Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology
Subject Manager (Anthropology), MPhil in Health Medicine and Society
Fellow, Robinson College
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