Practicing Creativity

Practice morphogenetic creative processes

Creative processes that result in The Quality Without a Name maintain a state of wholeness as the project's shape evolves, gradually generating the design as though from a seed, rather than building from a pre-conceived master plan or assembling from pre-fabricated parts.

"If you want to make a living flower, you don't build it physically, with tweezers, cell by cell. You grow it from the seed." The Timeless Way of Building

A morphogenetic process follows a system of simple rules (like a genetic code), and evolves through patient application of those rules. Starting from a single, small but complete system, space is gradually differentiated while maintaining the wholeness of the overall system.


The result is a living whole with distinct Living centers in which The Quality Without a Name can be perceived.

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Repair and refactoring processes are creative
Because Creativity is organic, creative projects often need updates, maintenance, or repair along their lifespan just as living organisms need periods of rest and repair

These are my draft notes on creativity—as a skill, a practice, and a mystery

Creativity is a mystery
Creativity is multi-faceted, complex, and irreducible