Biblioteket i den kreative tid

Studenteropgave: Speciale

  • Lida Lorentzen
Speciale, Kandidatuddannelsen

This extended essay is about Libraries in the time of Creativity. Creativity as described by mainly the two theorists Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, professor of Psychology, and Richard Florida, professor of Economy.
Creativity can enrich us all, Csikszentmihalyi expresses it as via flow and control of our minds. The way to happiness lies not in mindless hedonism, but in the mindful challenges. Creativity is the central source of meaning in our lives!
The Creative Class is a socioeconomic class that, Richard Florida, identifies as a key driving force for economic development of post-industrial cities. In order to attract the creative class, a splendid library is a significant issue. For the creative class to stay open and creative, and to enforce the 70% of inhabitant to develop and use their creative potentials, libraries can play an important part as a third meeting place for all groups of the population, one of the very few low-intensive meeting places left in society.
To stay open and creative you, among other things, need to meet a great variety of people and hear a great variety of voices. Libraries can contribute to a great number in variety of voices by providing creative workshops and scenes to present the voices: in writing, in music, in pictures, in sculptures, in films, installations, and in any hybrids you can think of. The library can also provide room for silence, concentration, meditation, or just hanging out, whenever you are alone or in a group. Everybody needs time for extraversion and time for introversion.
Libraries are and should remain, as they have ever been, authentic centers of art, culture and spirituality of the time. Also in the time of creativity.

Udgivelsesdato2 jul. 2012
Antal sider80
Udgivende institutionSpeciale: Det Informations Videnskabelige Akademi. IVA Aalborg


  • kreativitet, kunst, kultur, spiritualitet, autencitet, åbenhed, mangfoldighed, tolerence, stemme