Welby Ings is first and foremost a Storyteller. He is also an award-winning academic, educator, designer, filmmaker and playwright. He is an elected Fellow of the British Royal Society of Arts and a consultant to many international organizations on issues of creativity and learning. He is a professor in design at the Auckland University of Technology and in 2001 was awarded the Prime Minister's inaugural Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. He is also the author of his latest book, Disobedient Teaching, which talks about the ability to change educational practices that have been shaped by anxiety, ritual and convention. Amongst many things we talk about the value of storytelling, the difference between being creative and being artistic, the unglamourous side of creativity, the importance of questioning to grow creative awareness, good leadership, and the notion of success.
Welcome to the Curiously Creative podcast. Each month we share conversations with all kinds of creative people, who share their journeys and unique perspectives around their own creativity. We hope these conversations help us understand our own creative process and have the courage to live more creative lives. Listen and download below or subscribe on iTunes. If you can, please do share these conversations and leave us a comment on iTunes. As it helps more people find creative joy and awareness through them.