In July 2013 the best dressed man in Auckland, Nat Cheshire from Cheshire Arctitects, talked about the crusade to revitalise Auckland’s CBD, particularly the Britomart precinct and their latest addition to it, Milse, creating a space in which the future of the city could be defined.
CreativeMornings /Auckland with Elisabeth Vaneveld
Friday 27 September, 8:00am - 9:30am
This month, CreativeMornings is all about Connect, with speakers covering a wide breadth of topics, ranging from capitalistic communism, Synapses and Synecdoches, to a system of electronic modules that snap together for prototyping and play.
Here in Auckland, we’ll be enjoying the tales of Elisabeth Vaneveld, Director of The Big Idea, New Zealand’s largest on-line community in the creative sector, and leader of ART Venture, a year long development that connects creative entrepreneurs to business, education and investment backers. We think she’s perfect for this month’s Global Theme.
Also perfectly matched to “Connect" is our new global website, which connects the various CM attendees around the world to a huge and easily accessible archive of previous talks.
The new website makes the registration process for a CreativeMorning event much easier too!
We’re sure you’ll love exploring the new site, and finding out more about the global CreativeMornings community. Tell us what you think about it when we see you next Friday!
The New CreativeMornings.com
It’s been a little over a year since our Kickstarter when we were humbled by the response from our 1200 backers. Today, we’re launching our new site.
We couldn’t have done it without you, our community, and are now excited to share with you this new home for the CreativeMornings world. Now at nearly sixty chapters featuring speakers from Milton Glaser and Seth Godin to Jessica Hische and Erik Spiekermann, we never could have imagined what CreativeMornings has become.
Built by Brooklyn-based Oak Studios and—in true CM spirit—translated by chapter organizers, the new website features:
- A full, searchable, sortable archive of every CreativeMornings talk
- Dedicated chapter sections to stay up to date with your local event
- The ability to live tag quotes from a video, post comments, save talks to watch later and ♥ favorite videos
- A “People” section filled with attendee profiles from around the world Translated versions of the site in ten languages!
Photographer, activist, and urbanist Patrick Reynolds treated our earlybirds to a passionate talk about “Unf**king Auckland”, and the transport revolution the city is currently experiencing. It was a fascinating talk filled with stirring facts and figures, as well a whistlestop tour through Reynolds diverse career.
And thanks to Aria Taylor and Kaan Hiini for taking the photos - Check out the full set here: CreativeMornings /AKL with Patrick Reynolds »
July’s Global Theme is “Space”
This June, more than fifty chapters came together to talk about “Food” at CreativeMornings events around the world. This month, we’re excited to announce our next theme: “Space.” The theme was chosen by our Berlin organizer Jürgen Siebert and depicted by talented Berlin-based illustrator Jens Bonnke for our monthly illustration.
From Dan Goods, visual strategist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Los Angeles), to Brad Cloepfil, architect at Allied Works Architecture (Portland), speakers are tackling the topic from a variety of angles. Personal space, airspace, public space, outer space, cyberspace, and the space bar are just a few takes on this theme.
To find a July event near you, check out creativemornings.com, or follow your local chapter on Twitter. As always, tickets are free and available starting the Monday before the talk.
We’ll see you in the morning!
Check out the set of photos from CreativeMornings /AKL with Trash Footwear & Sitka »
In February 2013, we were super stoked to have the Co-founder and Head of Design at Xero, Philip Fierlinger presented on the global theme of “Money”.
Philip shared insights from his experiences reshaping the UX of money at Xero, the popular cloud accounting software. Xero is at the forefront of a whole new generation of financial apps that are dramatically changing the way people perceive and interact with their money.
“The magic doesn’t live in your computer or your keyboard. It lives in your ability to manipulate the tools that you have at your discposal to reach what you’re imagining in your mind.”
For our first global theme of 2013 “Happiness,” we had advertising and innovation agency Running with Scissors shared with us their story, learnings and creative insights. Founders Friday O’Flaherty and Andy Mitchell talked with us about finding happiness through the democratisation of creativity.