October 2020

Space Matters: Design Your Writing Space to Spark Creativity (with participant case studies!)


Learn how to shape your writing space for optimal creativity, whatever your circumstances. As we work from home in often shared or multi-purpose spaces, it's become more important than ever to have a physical environment that cues creativity. Architect and author Donald Rattner (My Creative Space, 2019) will talk about the psychology of design and share practical techniques for getting ideas to flow that you can apply throughout your home. Participants will be invited to share photos of their writing spaces ahead of the talk. We'll select several to serve as case studies at the close of the session.

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About Donald Rattner

Donald Rattner's publications include My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation (Skyhorse, 2019), The Creativity Catalog, Parallel of the Classical Orders of Architecture, entries in professional reference books, and numerous contributions to print and online channels, including his blog and publications on Medium. Rattner has taught at the University of Illinois, New York Academy of Art, New York University Division of Real Estate Studies, and Parsons School of Design SCE. Speaking venues include NeoCon, Metrocon, Creative Problem Solving Institute, Creative Mornings, Association for Learning Environments, various AIA chapter meetings, Florida Creativity Alliance, libraries, and bookstores.