About VIZIER’s workshop:
Just as “out-of-the-box thinking”, self-knowledge is said to be a main driver for both creativity and entrepreneurship. During this brief “out-of-the-box” session, you will become part of a scientific experiment, developed by researchers from the universities of Tilburg and Rotterdam, and vizier.org. The experiment is based on economic game theory, a theory that explores individuals’ decision-making in terms of their favored strategies and expected pay-offs. Your behavior during the experiment, in combination with your answers to a previously administered questionnaire, will provide you with an understanding of how your creative and entrepreneurial competences, your strategic choices and your level of motivation may affect your (future) success in creative work.
VIZIER is a Dutch-Belgian collective of early-career researchers and practitioners at the intersection of culture and economics. It is hard not to notice the popularity of this particular combination of topics. Recent graduates are eager to start their own creative or cultural businesses, cities compete for the creative classes and policy-makers look at the creative economy to lead the way out of the financial crisis. The unpredictable developments of this creative economy often cause dilemmas and false promises. High expectations may lead to improbable desires and a rat race to become the most innovative and creative of all. Time for some reflection, a few starting points and most of all, a realistic view on the potential of the creative and cultural industries. This is what VIZIER aims to provide.
Our Think Tank consists of several subdivisions organised according to specific research topics such as Art & Creative Practice, Business & Entrepreneurship, Theoretical Perspectives, etc. Each subdivision will be organising public events with the aim to bring in relevant experts who share and discuss their views with a public of researchers, policy-makers, creative professionals, students and other interested parties. As such, VIZIER acts as a centre of expertise as well as a network linking otherwise isolated places of knowledge across institutions, countries, and disciplines.