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THE FORM OF THINGS UNKNOWN: What You Know From What You Make, a workshop by Lorne Buchman

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Butler Boardroom of the American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20016

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Workshop

"Dr. Lorne Buchman is one of the foremost researchers into the mystery of human creativity.  As President of ArtCenter College of Design in L.A., he swims in creative waters, and is a most articulate, persuasive public presenter.”
- James Hollis, Ph.D.

“I think best in wire,” Alexander Calder once said. In the act of manipulating the material of his creative practice, Calder is thinking. Indeed, the sculptor is suggesting an understanding of creativity distinct from popular assumptions about manifesting preconceived vision. Unlike Michelangelo, who claimed he saw the angel in the stone and then carved away until he set him free, most creative people work in very different ways. How might we imagine the kind of knowing, the different forms of understanding, revealed only through the creative process? How does our creative work – and our lives -- unfold in the making? The Forms of Things Unknown explores the revelatory nature of the creative journey itself.

The workshop will deepen the conversation through discussion and a variety of exercises of engagement. 

Buchman is the host of Change Lab: Conversations on Transformation and Creativity , a podcast featuring intimate interviews with leading artists and innovators. Launched in 2017, the podcast is produced by the College and distributed by Freedom Podcasting on platforms including iTunes, Google Play and the Apple Podcasts app.

Lorne Buchman, PhD, is President of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He is a theater director and a teacher in literature and the arts. He has written on Shakespeare, film, contemporary drama, and is currently completing a book on the creative process.

For directions to the Butler Boardroom of the American University, please click here.

OUR MISSION

The Jung Society of Washington is dedicated to nourishing the human spirit and to serving the longing that comes to us in our dreams and in moments of hardship, imagination, struggle, and creativity.  We support the exploration of our own psychic depths and the primal impulse for personality integration that Dr. Carl Gustav Jung called "individuation".  With a psychological lens, we deepen the discussion of social issues, history, and current events.  We encourage the development of greater self-awareness and creative expression—individually, in relationships, and within the community. 

JUNG SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON
5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
CALL: 202-237-8109
EMAIL: jungsociety@jung.org

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LIBRARY HOURS
Tuesday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
EMAIL: junglibrary@jung.org

DIRECTIONS
BY CAR: From MacArthur Blvd., turn east (away from the Potomac River) onto Cathedral at the light between Loughboro and Arizona. 


BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: D6 bus line.
Parking is available in the streets.
Entrance to the Jung Society library and office is from the side street, Hawthorne Place.


The Jung Society of Washington is a nonprofit educational institution. Although many of the Jung Society's programs involve analytical psychology and allied subjects, these offerings are intended, and should be viewed, as a source of information and education, and not as therapy. The Jung Society does not offer psychoanalytical or other mental health services.
Images of mandalas throughout this site were created by Carl Jung's patients between the years 1926 and 1945.

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