A report from the Creative Campus Research Conference at Vanderbilt University, The Creative Campus: Higher Education and the Arts
How can universities and colleges create an environment that fosters innovation, both in the institution and in the students? From history, we learn that creativity across domains (science, engineering, architecture) thrives in the presence of a vital artistic scene — think of Renaissance Italy, Fin de Siecle Vienna, or the PARC Xerox artist residencies in Palo Alto. But although the correlation between the arts and creativity in science and engineering is well known, we still have very little understanding of exactly how the arts contribute to creativity and innovation of a society across the board. The session aimed to explore this poorly understood link.
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