International Centre for the Cultural Psychology of Creativity, located at Aalborg University, Department of Communication and Psychology, is dedicated to the study of creativity from a social and cultural perspective.
It brings together scholars, researchers and practitioners with an interest in creativity as a socio-cultural phenomenon, distributed between creators and their audiences, between creators and their material environment. The cultural psychology of creativity challenges common conceptions that associate creativity with the image of celebrated creators or creations and locate it ‘inside’ the mind or brain of individuals. On the contrary, we operate with a sociomaterial, systemic framework that reveals the multiple actors, audiences, actions, artefacts and affordances involved in creative acts. These are considered in their interdependence and their evolution over time as part of microgenetic, ontogenetic and sociogenetic processes. The Centre is concerned with creativity in different domains, including its manifestation in everyday life, and primarily with what we call ‘societal creativity’ or the creativity required to respond to current societal challenges in education, health, urbanism, transportation, inclusive societies, energy, etc.
A forum for creativity researchers and cultural psychologists
The main aim of the ICCPC is to provide a forum for creativity researchers and cultural psychologists and foster a) the development of theory; b) methodological innovation and c) research projects within the framework of the cultural psychology of creativity. This centre draws on expertise from Aalborg University’s new Centre for Cultural Psychology and its tradition in qualitative studies. It also relies on an active collaboration with other centres and academics from Europe and worldwide and encourages inter-disciplinary approaches. We are open to widening our dialogue with partners both inside and outside of academia so feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ICCPC Team