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Reimagine Education as a Creativity Incubator

By Tosh Swain
The cover of the September 2023 issue of Zhuangshi Journal of Design is dominated by a blue and purple abstract pattern. In the center of the cover is the title of the magazine in Chinese characters and below is the English title, "Folk Art Research". The

Leonardo is thrilled to share the article, Reimagine Education as a Creativity Incubator by Leonardo/ISAST CEO Diana Ayton-Shenker, published in the Zhuangshi Journal of Design in September 2023. Through the retelling of personal and professional experiences, Diana shares her strategies and guideposts for reframing education as an avenue for creative innovation and social transformation.

"Collaborative partnerships serve as essential guideposts providing maps and fellowship to explore transformative crossroads. In an era of exuberant, at times turbulent, transformation, we need each other more than ever. With gratitude to my colleagues and associates at Zhuangshi, the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, I am honored to share some of my thoughts and strategies designed to reimagine education as a Creativity Incubator. To do so, I will draw from a storehouse of personal experience and professional lessons learned with Leonardo, life, and love. In recognition that all design tells a story, this essay begins and ends with two vignettes from my recent experience."
—Diana Ayton-Shenker, Leonardo/ISAST CEO