God and Design Workshop

If God is creative and people are made in His image, what does being creative mean today?

Many people in business, church and the academic world are creating or designing when they come up with something that meets a need or solves a problem.  It may be a new product or service, a talk or an God and design workshop banner3event: creating any of them involves design thinking.

This innovative new workshop connects theology, design and business in a powerful way to explore how people can co-create with God, solve problems effectively, and fulfil the Creation mandate.

The purpose of the workshop is to:

  1. learn a biblical approach to solving problems
  2. cultivate your God-given potential for design thinking
  3. discover ways to equip the church to be more creative and innovative

Who is it for?
Entrepreneurs and engineers, students and scientists, creatives and church leaders, designers and directors, theologians and thinkers.

When?
Saturday 18th June, 2.00pm to 5.30pm (or come at 1.00pm with a packed lunch to meet other participants)

Where?
Jubilee Centre, 59 St Andrews Street, Cambridge CB2 3BZ.  Tel. 01223 566319

Cost?
£8 (for materials and refreshments, payable to Jubilee Centre)

Speakers:
Ian HoskingIan Hosking
has over 25 years of experience of working in Industry with a focus on the effective application of technology through understanding people’s needs. He has been involved in the initiation and development of the Inclusive Design Toolkit (www.inclusivedesigntoolkit.com), which provides a process and tools for designing inclusively. His current work includes the application of design in healthcare. For Ian the key to faith is that it is not only intellectually robust but works in everyday life. Understanding design from a faith perspective represents and exciting challenge to how we think about and live out our faith. “Design thinking” has the potential to release greater creative potential within church communities as they engage with the challenges they face.

Michael HodsonSince his days as a research student at Cambridge, Michael Hodson has been interested in the application of the scriptures to economics and business. He has developed a course at Regent College, Vancouver to use design thinking to integrate the scriptures into the design of enterprise.  Michael is currently writing a book with the working title, ‘Designing Enterprise: A Christian Manifesto’. He is also currently working with a number of start-ups in the Reading area. Michael has worked in business, strategy consultancy, the radio spectrum regulator, the Small Business Service and government departments.  He has a Ph.D. and B.Th. and is a Licensed Lay Minister in the Church of England.

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“All that we do, almost all the time is design, for design is basic to all human activity. The planning and patterning of any act towards a desired, foreseeable end constitutes the design process. Any attempt to separate design, to make it a thing-by-itself, works counter to the inherent value of design as the primary underlying matrix of life. Design is composing an epic poem, executing a mural, painting a masterpiece, writing a concerto. But design is also cleaning and reorganizing a desk drawer, pulling an impacted tooth, baking an apple pie, choosing sides for a back-lot baseball game, and educating a child. Design is the conscious effort to impose meaningful order.” Victor Papanek

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May, 2016

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