Thursday, March 3, 2011

How does culture affect creativity?

If you've lived abroad for a few years, do you find that country rubbing off on you? After living in Switzerland for almost five years, I can hardly travel without becoming severely disgusted by the rest of the world. There's a leaf on the sidewalk, there's bird poop on a bench, the approaching train is dusty, oh my.

How does culture affect creativity and what can you learn from another culture as a creative person? I think a good example of Swiss creativity is represented by Ursus Wehrli. He demonstrates how the Swiss mindset makes it possible to "tidy up" anything. Even great art.

How does the culture you're living in express itself creatively?


  1. I love this video. Thank you!

  2. I never knew Swiss had a sense of humour until I saw this video. Being tidy in Switzerland can be one big laugh.

  3. Glad you both enjoyed it as much as I did. Maybe you have to live in Switzerland to appreciate just how Swiss it really is.

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