Organising Creativity – a bookish talk about a method to a paradoxical and complex madness
Meet author and researcher Stephan Schaefer in a talk about his new book. He will be joined by creative wizard David Polfeldt, creator of games, books and magic.
In his new book ”Organizing Creativity – Context, Process, and Practice”, Stephan Schaefer, aims to deliver meaningful insights on organising creativity.
”Ideas are the lifeblood of organisations. Without ideas, organisations would not function. With my book I want to put creativity back on the map and discuss in detail the how, the why and the what of idea generation, idea evaluation and the management of creativity,” says Stephan Schaefer, associate professor in business administration at Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM).
On this afternoon on 6 December, we’ll get more insights on the complex and paradoxical work of organising creativity. In the book talk, Stephan will be joined by none other than David Polfeldt, former managing director of the game studio Massive Entertainment.
George Payne, the publisher representative (Northern Europe) at Oxford University Press, will also join the event.
About the speakers
Stephan Schaefer is an associate professor and senior lecturer in organisational studies at Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM). His research interests are within organisation and management studies. He is particularly interested in reflections and ignorance in managerial work; the role of critical research in organisational practices and the impact of digitalisation on work and organisation. Recently he has started a research project on craft as an alternative form of organising work and its effects on sustainability. His new book “Organizing Creativity”, was published by Oxford University Press during the autumn of 2023.
David Polfeldt is a senior advisor in the creative industry. The punk rocker who became a cartoonist who became an illustrator who ended up in the games industry. Educated at Konstfack and managing director of the games company Massive Entertainment between 2008 and 2021. David was named Skåne's Leader of the Year in 2017 and released his autobiographical book The Dream Architects in 2020. He's working as a freelancer and senior advisor since 2022. David is also one of the people who has been interviewed for Stephan Schaefer's new book on creativity.
About the event
Holger Crafoords Ekonomicentrum, Ekonomihögskolan, Tycho Brahes väg 1, Lund.
For all interested in managing ideas and creativity in organisations
louise [dot] larsson [at] ehl [dot] lu [dot] se