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"A New Model"

Creativz published an article by Robert Ransick called "Enough with Problem Solving, Let's Start Creating."

The essay is structured around a quote from American architect and visionary Buckminster Fuller, "You never change things by fighting existing reality. To change something build a new model and make the existing model obsolete." Posing an alternative way of thinking about seemingly intractable world-wide problems, Ransick writes: "What if instead of just emphasizing problems and what we don’t want, we focused on understanding our deepest hopes, desires, and human needsand developing entirely new systems and structures that can enable these dreams to become reality?" 

Creativz publishes research and conversation about what artists in the United States need to sustain and strengthen their careers and contribute to their communities. It is a companion site to the Center for Cultural Innovation and NEA research report Creativity Connects.