The Act of Stillness, is a metaphor for the pursuit of the creative process. Ironically, stillness often leads to some of our greatest creative movement. We intentionally conceived a simple, low-tech installation at a busy, connected conference to remind us that we can claim moments of reflection and allow great ideas to flow even in our fleeting, busy lives. The Act of Stillness invites the viewer to enter, slow down and encourage that flow.
To create a space that invited participants to enter and find stillness, inspiring conversation, a place to relax during a very busy conference.
The dome was fashioned from PVS pipes that were spray painted black. Once set up, the dome walls were covered with black yarn. During the conference, attendees began to bring in materials, pillows, balls...ways to explore silence, connection and creativity.
This dome went on to be installed at TEDxMtHood 2015 at Revolution Hall in Portland, OR.
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.