The future of the world economy is the subject of many researchers around the world. More importantly, examining the traditional structure of what constitutes a thriving economic system is continuously evolving. While multiple resources and skillsets exist across the world, nations are not utilizing these skills to their full potential. Exploring this further has shown that the value of creative and intuitive capacities of a nation’s people is an under-valued resource. Introducing an economy that relies on creativity isn’t a new concept, and its inception came with the first industrial revolution. A creative economy isn’t simply fueled by the creative industries – they complement each other in a way so that the creative economy relies on people’s creative solutions for everyday issues. With that in mind, Nuqat have officially introduced their theme for the 2016 conference: The Seventh Sense – Powering the Creative Economy.
Before we delve deeper into the theme, what it means and what Nuqat will be providing for this year’s conference, we thought it would be a good idea to mention that this year the location of the conference moved. While the Amricani Cultural Centre has hosted the Nuqat conferences for the past years, this year the Saud Alnasser Al Sabah Diplomatic Institute has offered them a wonderful space. A fantastic new location will open the door to fantastic walking tours around the area and beyond. You can also stay up to date with all of Nuqat’s news by watching this space in our magazine, website and social media! Nuqat will also be introducing an interactive app that will allow you to keep track of and reserve seats to all events, talk to attendees and Nuqat personnel, and get live updates. Once downloaded, consider the app to be your ultimate guide for all Nuqat-related activities. For now though, let’s focus on this years theme and what it means.
William Duggan, author of The Seventh Sense: How Flashes of Insight Change Your Life, describes the seventh sense as “the mechanism of the human mind that produces new ideas.” In other words, it’s the Eureka! moment one has when a new idea materializes. Following that module, Nuqat is looking to translate this sense in a way that can be beneficial to the Arab world and beyond through developing innovation within the industries. Entertaining the notion that creativity can, and should, power our future economies by taking on a more prominent role.
Some of the questions Nuqat are raising will bring forth answers and solutions that could potentially benefit everyone: “How can we heighten the human and humane elements of each and every profession and filed, so as to create more jobs for people an empower the creative potential of all industries?” and “How do bankers, laborers, lawyers, parents, athletes, engineers, doctors and mechanics practice creativity?” Nuqat are determined to introduce different viewpoints to discuss all the ways inspiration and creativity can be generated and preserved as an economy.
Through their arsenal of theorists, academics, artists, writers, designers and innovative thinkers from all over the world, Nuqat are ready to do their part in powering the creative economy by examining every possibility through collaborations. With every conference day’s discussion panel revolving around a new question, as well as their infamous roundtable discussions, Nuqat hopes to find ways in which the creative economies can benefit the Arab world by being proactive.
Their workshops will surely provide valuable outcomes. Innovation is what we always seek, and Nuqat constantly delivers. Their cultural entertainment calendar is loaded with incredible exhibitions, performances, cultural tours and more. Stay tuned!
Nuqat’s 2016 conference will take place at the Saud Alnasser Al Sabah Diplomatic Institute located on the Gulf Road near Kuwait’s Museum of Modern Art in Sharq. You can visit their the Nuqat website: www.nuqat.me or follow them on Facebook: NuqatME and Instagram @Nuqat for more information. The Seventh Annual Nuqat Creative Conference will be held from November 10th to the 16th. Keep your eyes on www.bazaar.town and Instagram: @bazaargram for regular updates!