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The Paradox of Creativity
Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Department of Music and Media Production.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Interviews with Swedish and Ugandan creatives are the main data sources of this work, as well as my own reflections while spending eight weeks in Uganda. The purpose of this project was to compare and resonate on cultural differences between my own previous experiences and what I experienced in Uganda during my stay and how such cultural differences may affects creativity. The results show that abundance and scarcity have a direct connection to creative thinking. The creative process is dependent on a large knowledge base, but also on the ability to think outside the box. The colonization of Africa still affect the way Ugandans experience their capability to control their lives and future, and thereby the development of the country. Artistic individuals, no matter religious or not, are all experiencing spiritual, or magical, connections when creating. Religion and culture have a large impact on creativity. The creative personality is based on a complex mind of paradoxical traits. Blocked creatives can be un-blocked by learning how to nurture their artist. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 20
Keywords [en]
Creativity; Uganda; Colonization; Creative's block; Religion; Abundance; Spirituality
Keywords [sv]
Kreativitet; Uganda; Kolonisering; Religion; Skaparsvacka; Överflöd; Andlighet
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Music
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kmh:diva-2717OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kmh-2717DiVA, id: diva2:1209404
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Kandidatprogram musiker
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Available from: 2018-05-23 Created: 2018-05-22 Last updated: 2018-05-23Bibliographically approved

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