Creative Mornings become a wake-up call for innovation, discussion and collaboration

If you’re in the Creative Mornings loop, you’ll know that one Friday a month is guaranteed to start with a new perspective on your own creativity. For the rest of us who, like me, have only recently been introduced to Creative Mornings, it feels like being let in on insider information.

The movement was the brainchild of Tina Roth Eisenberg and started in New York City in 2008. Since then it has grown to reach people in more than 157 cities around the world.

The aim of the events is to foster relations between people, which may lead to sharing knowledge, collaborations or new friendships.

Open and free of charge, Creative Mornings are hosted by volunteers in local chapters who select a speaker for the morning. Each month’s event is held under a global theme.

The topic at the most recent session was love. In Johannesburg the speaker was the Mail & Guardian arts editor, Milisuthando Bongela, and artist Laura Windvogel/Lady Skollie spoke in Cape Town.

Nice Works has been running the mornings (find them using the hashtag #cm) in Johannesburg for the past three years, and artist Philipp Schmid has arranged them in Cape Town.

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