Contemplative Inquiry: Mindfulness in the Design Studio

  • Room: Ballroom A
  • Session Number: WA1
Wednesday, May 02, 2018: 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM


Rhonda Schaller
Director of Career & Professional Development and founder of the Meditation Incubator
Pratt Institute


This interactive talk introduces mindfulness practice as part of the creative flow for the design studio. Through cultivating the ability to be present from moment to moment, participants will practice paying attention and reflecting on their creative process while developing a contemplative interpretation and entry point for their aesthetic. We will practice a variety of forms of contemplative inquiry including mindfulness meditation, creative visualization and mindful movement.

Participant takeaways:

1)  Learn how mindfulness meditation can impact the creative work flow and help to eliminate distractions in the studio
2)  Gain hands-on knowledge on the use of breath meditation and creative visualization as a reflection tools for your creative process
3)  Apply a variety of contemplative practices that include formal and informal practices, sitting and movement that you can practice in your own studio


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