Creativity has so often been the fuel behind long lasting change. 'Creativity' itself comes in all shapes and sizes, and they’re all equally important when it comes to solving the world’s problems. This week, we’re celebrating and empowering all makers alike who inspire social and environmental change through creative means.
Check out who we’re spotlighting below...
Afro Caribbean Skate Society:
"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about." – Margaret J. Wheatley. Creativity is all about bringing people together to solve a problem, and without building a community - there is no change.
We’re spotlighting the creators behind the Afro Caribbean Society, a London based roller skating group who are building a community of skaters. Head to our Instagram to check them out.
Benjamin Von Wong is an epic creative focused on telling stories through his surreal photography and videography experiences. He amplifies positive impact through his eye catching work, most notably his artwork called ‘Plastikphobia’ which is an art experience made of 18,000 plastic cups collected from local food centres across Singapore to raise awareness about the plastic problem.
How incredible is nature?! When we came across Toni’s photographs of these Jellyfish, we were absolutely blown away. When you can’t get to the ocean, photographers like Toni Bertran are great at bringing nature closer to us through spectacles like these.
What will the world look like in the future? (Not like this, we hope!). Hayden Williams’ 3D renders, called World Underwater illustrates through a surreal digital depiction the potential impact of rising sea levels in ordinary situations. This piece was born out of a frustration with the lack of acknowledgement of environmental problems.
“With digital art, there are essentially no boundaries,” he says. “The only limits are your skill and creativity – you are free to create your own world.”
We're obsessed with Seetal Solanki's work. Seetal is a London-based materials designer, researcher and writer. She is also the Founder of materials research design studio Ma-tt-er, founded to readdress our relationship with the planet by understanding what it’s made of. Seetal researches alternative, more responsible methods of employing and implementing materials across industry. By daring to challenge how we live and use materials today, Seetal hopes to transform how we will live tomorrow.
We need to discover, design, construct and make new objects, new lifestyles, new ideas and new social norms, and without creativity, this can’t be done. That’s what makes saving the world an inherently creative process.