The start of a new year is a time when our goals and vision for the future weigh heavy on our minds. It is easy to feel stuck, or unsure of where to start. If you are looking for some fuel to kindle your creative fire, start by watching these videos from creative thinkers like Sunni Brown and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis.
1. “How to Stay Curious” from Sunni Brown
60 Minute Watch
Best-selling author and doodling evangelist, Sunni Brown, has been named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” and one of the “10 Most Creative People on Twitter” by Fast Company. At SXSW EDU she explored education as a full mind-body experience where true learning emerges out of a base of curiosity. Her talk uses visual language to demonstrate how we can continue to keep the mind open and sharp as learners and as people.
2. “Creativity & Social Justice” from Sarah Elizabeth Lewis
30 Minute Watch
Bestselling author, curator, and Assistant Professor at Harvard University, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, speaks often on race, contemporary art, and culture. At SXSW EDU she explored the role of creativity for justice. Her talk looked at the history of the arts for the expansion of the notion of citizenship and social justice movements in the United States.
3. “Ideate & Create Towards a Better Tomorrow” from Jessica O. Matthews
At 22, Jessica O. Matthews founded Uncharted Power (previously Uncharted Play), a global full-service power technology company that builds, owns, and operates renewable power infrastructure. She is an inventor, CEO, and venture capitalist who has been named Fortune’s “10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs” and in 2015, as Fortune’s “Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs. At SXSW EDU she championed the power of play and community to change the way the world looks at innovation.
4. “Stories of Schooling & Getting Schooled” from The Moth
In collaboration with storytelling phenomenon The Moth, Stories of Schooling and Getting Schooled features four teachers telling true stories from their lives—journeys taken inside the classroom and outside of it. Teachers bring their lives into the classroom, and their classrooms into their lives. In exploring this intersection of teacher identity, The Moth will inspire listeners to find and share their own stories.
If these videos leave you wanting more, browse the SXSW EDU 2020 for a full look at programming and events scheduled exploring creativity from arts to storytelling March 9-12, 2020.