Institute of Imagination

Creating with hands, heart and head subject is about we inventing and creating these projects. But some days ago I just discovered the Institute of Imagination and it also fit here. So I want to share it with you.

Probably you know about Sir Ken Robinson. (Two popular TED Talks from him where shared at the first post of Design Thinking subject content.) He is the Patron of the Institute of Imagination, on the following video he explains a bit about it:

You can visit the Institute of Imagination web site here. And also I encourage you to read the PDF where they explain their vision, it's quite interesting.

One of the sentences I kept for that document is:

Obama said it at US National Academy of Sciences on 27th April 2009. And I think it's now already a must not only for kids but for adults. Every day in our daily lives we´re encouraged to be consumers, but makers?

The word is made by makers. Without them there will be not consumers. Both are necessary, but in my opinion the makers are the ones who creates the world. And then, consumers shape it. Here's the reason why I think it's needed to be a conscious consumer and an active maker at the same time.

But it's just my opinion. What's yours?