Conference on Imagination
The 2022 CREATE conference was all about imagination.
This conference focuses on the human ability to imagine and on well-developed sense of fantasy. What is it that makes us unable to avoid fantasising? We take a look at both research and art in an attempt to identify the role that imagination plays in our lives. Come and learn more about your imagination in the next of the series of conferences organised by the CREATE Festival.
Associate professor and researcher at DPU – Danish Institute for Pedagogy and Education – Pedagogical Psychology, Aarhus
Imagination is not just fun and games. Without a certain amount of imagination, we would be unable to cook dinner, and our species would probably never have considered leaving Africa and populating the globe. Imagination is both a driving force of our evolution and a product of it. This may be why it can seem so hard to assign to a particular part of our minds. Imagination only arises when all the brain's systems work together to create a unique mental laboratory where we can think in new ways, look ahead in time, daydream or just come up with amazing fantasies for fun.