ICN Business School - International Research Chair in Art and Sustainable Enterprise (IRCASE)
Creative thinking makes the difference

Creativity, Art
and Sustainable Enterprise"

June 12, 2014 (2-5 PM)
ICN Business School
Room 253

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Creativity, Art and Sustainable Enterprise

This workshop is organized by the International Research Chair in Art and Sustainable Enterprise, ICN Business School (FIRE - MAMBO – GROOVE), David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Concordia University, Montreal and CEREFIGE

June 12, 2 - 5 PM 2014, Room 253, ICN Business School Nancy, France

The purpose of the workshop is to illustrate some of the work that is going on in the Chair for Art and Sustainable Enterprise, share it with CEREFIGE members and invite their ideas for expansion and collaborations.   The academic presentations will focus on ongoing papers or studies.  In addition we will have artistic and mindfulness presentations to illustrate aesthetic practices or art-based methods using music, painting and mindfullness meditation. These convey the importance of going beyond traditional "cognitive understanding" to   "embodied learning"   which is at the core of aesthetic inquiry.
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First Annual IRCASE Research Workshop

September 26, 9:00 AM to 13:45 PM 2012, ICN Business School Nancy, France

The International Research Chair on Art and Sustainable Enterprise examines the dynamic relations between art, aesthetics and sustainable development of organizations. The chair is built in collaboration with ICN Business School and the ARTEM Program, Nancy, France, and the David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Concordia University, Montreal. This first workshop bringing leading art and sustainable enterprise researchers together will present the current and future projects engaged by the Chair members. The workshop will is intended to promote a productive exchange between researchers and to discuss further collaborative work. Learn more...


Aesthetic Practice on Environmental Crisis

Concordia University, Montreal Canada, November 4th and 5th, 2011

Presented at the International Conference “Balance Unbalance 2011”,
Vera Ivanaj & Paul Shrivastava

Workshop on organizational development called “Aesthetic Practice” which engages participants in reflection and action on environmental crises.

Final artwork


Workshop on Creating Emergent Space within Organisations
November 9, 2011 at ICN Business School, by David KAYROUZ

Using painting as a mode this workshop offers participants an overview into the type of learning that promotes organisational coherence, adaptability and leads to sustainable work practices. Linear processes are often limited when having to deal with rapidly changing and complex situations. Learning to find ways and deal with such complexity is the aim of this workshop. We will be exploring through “constructed experiential metaphors” an emergent perspective in which learning and response emerge from the process itself. Translating this understanding into organisational practice opens possibilities to deal with the complexity of today's challenges. As a strategy it establishes new fronts on which to develop the potential of any organisation wishing to support effective, cohesive and fulfilling working environments.

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Workshop on Aesthetic Practice to Develop Groupe Spirit
September 6, 2011 at ENSIC, Nancy, France, by V Ivanaj & Paul Shrivastava

This workshop explores an original method for organizational development called “Aesthetic Practice” which engages participants in reflection and action on group spirit. This method uses the artistic medium of painting, to help group members to create a vision and develop a strategy for the future. Participants gain an embodied understanding of group spirit by thinking, acting and feeling collectively. We use metaphors to gain deeper knowledge of the problem, through active interaction and engagement process.

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