Welcome to the site insperatus.org
(Latin word insperatus = unexpected)
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This website exists to stimulate “Creativity in the World” of each individual, and not just a “Functional Creativity”. The site serves to show unexpected and original things that happen in the realm of human affairs, especially in politics, art and economics. We want everyone to be able to inspire the creation of a different world, with a better future and many senses! We want everyone to be creative in the world!
The author of this website has been searching to understand Creativity and the World. And many years of reading, thinking and acting on what Creativity means, what it serves for, and how it works, led him to give birth to this concept of “Creativity in the World”. We can find this concept in many situations in the realm of human affairs, those that serve to create a different and better common world. How can we all be creative in the world?
The impression, the theory, the hypothesis raised by the author of this website is that Creativity is little stimulated in the human relations and there are 7 principles that contribute for each one to stimulate their Creativity in the World. This concept and its principles allow us to have a different attitude towards life and the realm of human affairs.
On this website insperatus.org, several reflections and speeches on these seven principles are presented, both from a theoretical point of view (what ideas exist and who has been thinking about concepts related to these subjects), or from the perspective of unexpected and original situations that we may encounter, or people that we consider to be excellent cases of creatives in the world.
Ideas, situations or people are shown that verify some of the seven principles. They can take our thoughts and actions to create new interrelations and senses, and can contribute for Creativity in the World to be stimulated in each one of us.
The 7 principles that contribute for each one to stimulate their Creativity in the World are:
1. To give different senses to human creativity based on the distinction between the three fundamental human activities – Labor, Work (the production of works) and Action in the world. And also based on the respective distinction of human conditions – life, worldliness and plurality (cf. Hannah Arendt).
2. To differentiate what we call “Creativity in the World” from a “Functional Creativity”, based on the different situation in which we can be at each moment. We are facing the functional when it comes with the production of something of something, the creation of a work with a specific utility and function. We are facing Creativity in the World when we are thinking or acting in the world, without goals outside of itself, nor the search for means to achieve certain ends. The sole objective is to create the world, to create a better future and situations full of senses. Stimulating Creativity in the World will certainly contribute to improve Functional Creativity, when we need it. 2. To differentiate what we call “Creativity in the World” from a “Functional Creativity”, based on the different situation in which we can be at each moment. The functional arises when we are dealing with the production of something, the creation of a work with a specific utility and function. We are facing Creativity in the World when we are thinking or acting in the world, without goals outside of itself, nor the search for means to achieve certain ends. The sole objective is to create the world, to create a better future and situations full of senses. Stimulating Creativity in the World will certainly contribute to improve Functional Creativity, when we need it.
3. Creativity in the World is present when someone who thinks also feels the world, which allows to better cope with situations in the realm of human affairs. This “thought in the world” is distinguished from the thought of the eternal, speculative (of most philosophers), from cognition (which is used in science) and from the power of logical reasoning (from IQ tests).
4. Creativity in the World is also present in situations which make us feel that action in the world is essential to transform the societies in which we live, and that this action has Plurality as a condition, the simultaneous presence of innumerable perspectives and aspects in which the world presents itself and conditions us.
5. We stimulate Creativity in the World when we believe in the creative potential of each individual that is born from the capacities to Think and Act, when they happen in Freedom and Plurality (their conditions). And that there is in this creative process an important faculty of judgement, which gives us the ability to distinguish right from wrong, and beautiful from ugly.
6. We stimulate Creativity in the World when we know that we have the human condition of Natality, the capacity to give birth to something original and unexpected in the world. With it, we will better deal with the risks arising from the unpredictability and irreversibility of action in the realm of human affairs.
7. Creativity in the World is present in all situations that show us that the leadership of organizations ensures that creatives in the world participate in decision-making and in creating new senses for the world. So that in organizations too, everyone can think, imagine and create different common spaces, with a better future and situations full of senses.
The search for understanding the creativity and the world by the author of this website gave birth to the concept of Creativity in the World and these seven principles, but maybe others will join later. For more considerations on these 7 principles that make Creativity in the World present and help to stimulate it, see the Post: “7 principles that stimulate Creativity in the World of each individual”. And see also many other posts related to this and published on this site insperatus.org
The author of this website is Filipe Novais, a Creative in the World because, at least, he has created the concept of “Creativity in the World” and this website! He was born in Porto, Portugal, Europe. In terms of professional activities, he has more than twenty-five years’ experience in economics and management in many investment projects, organizations, activites and international contexts (Filipe Novais is on linkedin and is on the post authors page of this website).
We have other authors of posts or comments on this website, and you can see them in the following page: “Post’s authors”.
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1) Image from Joseph Beuys work – rose for direct democracy – Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.
2) Our logo (“the breaking world”) was done by Rita Novais – you can watch her Animation Films Showreel here (music by BeGun):