The Post-Anthropocene era profoundly influences human beings who need to develop new competencies and skills, among which human creativity is the most important (WEF, 2020). Indeed, in this digital and green transition, creativity has been recognised as one of the most distinctive human skills to reach a Digital Maturity defined as a "continuous and ongoing process of adaptation to a changing digital landscape" (Kane, 2017). Reaching a Digital Maturity through creative and design empowerment allows continuously understanding and possibly anticipating the foreseeable opportunities and the threats that the digital evolution will offer, developing a strategic approach to the adoption and application of such technology. Today creativity is a requirement to face the complex social and sustainable challenges of the uncertain future moving towards a just and inclusive digital and green transformation. However, along with digital advancement creativity also transforms, acquiring new shapes and playing the role of a guide. We should start to ask ourselves how to expand the definition of creativity to make it more inclusive to non-human agents and rethink its values and ethics involved in the process? What new skills, methods and approaches do we need today to design for a more-than-human world? This chapter presents the three relevant dimensions - and their balanced relationship - that redefine creativity in the Post-Anthropocene era from the authors' perspectives, which are: Regenerative Creativity, Digital Creativity and Future Thinking. It is in this context that the IDEActivity Center research group is active, dedicated to innovation studies driven by creativity through design, focusing on the contemporary digital changes (Canina&Bruno, 2018, 2021; Bruno&Canina, 2019a, 2019b).

Post-anthropocentric creativity: new skills for a just digital transition.

Maria Rita Canina;Carmen Bruno;Tatiana Efremenko
2021-01-01

Abstract

The Post-Anthropocene era profoundly influences human beings who need to develop new competencies and skills, among which human creativity is the most important (WEF, 2020). Indeed, in this digital and green transition, creativity has been recognised as one of the most distinctive human skills to reach a Digital Maturity defined as a "continuous and ongoing process of adaptation to a changing digital landscape" (Kane, 2017). Reaching a Digital Maturity through creative and design empowerment allows continuously understanding and possibly anticipating the foreseeable opportunities and the threats that the digital evolution will offer, developing a strategic approach to the adoption and application of such technology. Today creativity is a requirement to face the complex social and sustainable challenges of the uncertain future moving towards a just and inclusive digital and green transformation. However, along with digital advancement creativity also transforms, acquiring new shapes and playing the role of a guide. We should start to ask ourselves how to expand the definition of creativity to make it more inclusive to non-human agents and rethink its values and ethics involved in the process? What new skills, methods and approaches do we need today to design for a more-than-human world? This chapter presents the three relevant dimensions - and their balanced relationship - that redefine creativity in the Post-Anthropocene era from the authors' perspectives, which are: Regenerative Creativity, Digital Creativity and Future Thinking. It is in this context that the IDEActivity Center research group is active, dedicated to innovation studies driven by creativity through design, focusing on the contemporary digital changes (Canina&Bruno, 2018, 2021; Bruno&Canina, 2019a, 2019b).
From Human-centered to More-than-human Design and beyond. Exploring the transition.
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Digital Creativity, Digital Maturity, Skill development, Future Thinking, Regenerative Creativity
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