Merlijn Twaalfhoven - Practical Heroism

Practical Heroism: the role of the Artist Mindset in Big Global Challenges.
Our time needs heroes. Climate breakdown, inequality and the loss of biodiversity treaten not just the natural world, but also our human exsistence. This is an emergency. But how can there be a hero, when todays threads are fluid, complex, interrelated and omnipresent?

In this session, Merlijn Twaalfhoven will search for dragons to fight. He will show how the big challenges of this time cannot be solved with the same mindset that caused them in the first place. The political, financial and economic toolboxes proof insufficient, and we need to learn to include feelings, emotions and constantly changing circumstances in our approach.

Therefore we need to develop our artist mindset.

It activates our senses for imagination, beauty and play. With this radical and fresh outlook, we can create new possibilities and discover our own practical heroism.

Merlijn Twaalfhoven


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