During the Creative Workshop one of the teams had the task to collect wishes. They went to an elementary school.They asked questions as what do you wish for, make a wish for someone else and where would you like to wake up tomorrow morning

Good weather
Clean the streets
Wants to wake up and be on vacation in Turkey

Animal: tiger
Wants to wake up in the US
Going to the amusement park
Wants a cat

Being finished at work
Wake up tomorrow and there is PEACE

Alexander, 11 years old
Wishes that somebody will give his mother a dog
He even wishes to BE a dog and wake up in his doghouse
Wishes less lectures in school

Wishes to win American Idol
Wishes she were a cat

André, 12 years old
Wishes to become a doctor and that it is summer
Laying on the beach, chilling with girls

Ashan, 12 years old
Wishes to travel to England

Wishes to go to Bali
And wake up in Bali
Wishes for a turtle

Ibon, 12 years old
Golden Eagle
Wishes to win a million and to wake up in the money bin
Wants to wake up in Spain

NOH, 11 years old
X-box 360
Waking up in Italy
Animal: Gorilla

Adam, 8 years old
Animal: tiger
Wishes Playstation 3 and summer vacation

Sjamil, 11 years old
Playstation 3
Waking up at home
Wishes to wish a wish for her mum

Couleed, 11 years old
Playstation 3 and driving a car

Mille, 12 years old
Wishes for a new head-set
Waking up in bed
Would have liked to be cat and give her mother a cat

Josefine, 12 years old
Wishes for unlimited candy
and an airjump, a loft to cuddle in, a fireplace and a couch
More plays (revy) to a better price
A better teacher in maths and science
Argentina and Cuba (before the fall of communism)
A new car for mother
World peace
Wishes that the grandmother of a friend to get well and healthy
And that mother passes her exam.

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Creative workshop

A successful workshop with Louder happened last Friday. The strategy:

* Detach people from what they know and what they normally do
* Place them in a new setting and challenge them. Make it playful and (inter)active
* Experience new ways of exploring creativity and gain new resources to find inspiration
* Aim and outcome will be that the individuals in the team will feel more comfortable and confident in their ideas

I divided the team into 3 groups. Each group received several envelopes containing:

1) location
2) playful task to get out of your comfort-zone.
3) assignment for research and/or observation
4) the actual briefing with a client, aim and target group

1) go to RÃ¥dhusplassen
2) write down your wish on the pavement or a wall. Do it big.
3) collect wishes (25-50) from random people, write them down and film it. Ask for instance:

– what’s your wish for today?
-what good news have you gotten recently?
– where would you wish to wake up tomorrow morning?
-make a wish for someone else
4) CLIENT: The Pope
TASK: We need more optimism.What makes you happy? Create a product/message/service for optimism. Preferably an interaction where people can share and exchange hopes and wishes
Target Group: 18-35

1) go to St. Hanshaugen Park
2) Introduce yourself to 5 random people. Pretend you are skiing (I gave them 2 tasks, since they didn’t have a hard time executing them.
3) observe people in Kaffebrenneriet: how do they socialize; how do they interact; what do they order; how is the interior? List all actions done there. Take notes.
4) Client: Kaffebrenneriet
Task: Kaffebrenneriet wants to profile themselves not only as a coffee to go place, but have their clients more socially involved. They want to introduce a new concept: Social Coffee. It comes with 3 new coffees and it needs a (social) activity. Create a(n interactive) concept
Target Group: 15-35 yrs

1) Go to Oslo Sentralstasjon
2) Go to Stasjonskontoret Ask for Håvard Svendsen and show the mail in this envelope. You should get a spot assigned next to café La Baguette near track 13-19.
3) Create a temporary open office for problem solving. Go to café La Baguette (track 13-19) report yourself. They have some furniture for you there is some material there as well. Make yourself at home!
Ps. Giving solutions is 1 thing, making the client feel happy&smart is another. If possible give people tools for finding the solution (e.g. the Anger Management Kit)
4) CLIENT: anyone/ everyone
BRAND: Louder
TASK: Today you have an open office, random people can come with any problem and you will try to find creative solutions at the spot. Promote Louder and follow up on: Actions speak louder than words.
Your task is to brainstorm live and promote yourself: Impro-Marketing. Sell your services for free.

I connected the last team to my KNOTREALLY problem blog. I made an event for it on facebook, to redirect more people to the open office at Oslo central station.

To see picutures of the workshop visit my flickr


My Wish

I have been reading Spoonface Steinberg a script by Lee Hall. It is beautiful, moving, very pure and true. In the end of the story Spoonface talks about how the world was made long ago and that everything was made out of magic sparks and “now the sparks are deep down inside and the whole point of being alive is to find the spark. And when you meet someone and say hello- or if you tell a joke or when you say that you love them or try and help someone or you see someone who is sad or injured or maybe they have lost all their money or have been battered up or maybe they’re just a bit glum or hungry or you ask the time or maybe they’ve missed the train- all these people, all they need is help to find the spark”

“and the old people a long time ago they saw the sparks and when people met and the sparks jumped right up into the air from the place they where hiding and they leapt up through the firmament and through the clouds and past the sun and they shone over the whole universe”

The sparks are there, they just need to be awakened and connected.

Merry Christmas

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Social Dialogue

This was an intervention which I thought wouldn’t work and I did it kind of in a hurry. The next morning though, quite some people had written on it. I made some more wish spots the next day, I haven’t been able to monitor them yet, but feel free to send in pictures!

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