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Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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Manifesto is a misunderstood and lost art, more commonly associated with Ted Kaczynski and Communism, than the bold, public declaration of intents that it is. Manifesto can be compared to a mission statement on steroids and deserves a place on walls next to vision and mission statements. They can serve as guides to life, a revolt, an intent, the process of change, or anything that is bold, passionate, and worthy of being made public. This project entails using manifesto to discover and declare passion, motivation, intent, and a general guide to life. The act of writing manifesto is creative at its heart and mirrors the use of Divergent and Convergent guidelines found in Creative Problem Solving. Further, the project is a journey of self-discovery and the quest for authenticity. Included in the process is a guide to write your manifesto and take part in the art that changes and guides lives.