Practising Creative Innovation across Cultures

By Donna Wright.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This paper examines the generative capacity of creativity and explores the role of creative arts practice in positioning artefacts as sites or ‘ideas spaces’ which can cultivate innovation towards the creation of new meaning across cultures. Using theories of creativity and cultural semiotics, the paper identifies artefacts that reflect novel meaning-making processes brought about through intercultural exchange.

Keywords: Intercultural Communication, Creative Practice, Innovation

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.9-28. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 3.860MB).

Dr. Donna Wright

Academic, School of Arts, Social Sciences and Education, James Cook University, Highgate Hill, Queensland, Australia

Dr. Wright specialises in communication and creative innovation, and as such, her scholarship is diverse, covering creative arts practice-based research, social systems theory, cultural semiotics, intercultural communication, theories of creativity, cognitive psychology, visual studies and education. She has been an arts practitioner for over 18 years, and has been educating adults, both in the vocational and higher education sector, for 17 years. Utilising the creative arts and new communications technologies, Wright’s ongoing research builds on our understanding of both the nature of meaning making and the significance of creativity and creative practice in setting up sites which can support innovative thinking about contemporary cultural issues.

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