“From the moment we’re born we’re trying to make sense of the chaos and other people’s attempts to order it for us. We have achieved everything in the history of humanity through the attempts to order our chaos. Yet it could be argued the 21st century is more chaotic than ever. We are all of us daunted by the paradigm of chaos. Gleick (the father of the chaos theory, who coined the butterfly theory) said “Chaos is the science of process rather than state. Of becoming rather than being.” I believe there is no ordering of chaos just navigation of a clear path through it that we can follow. We also need good pilots to carry us on the journey. Creativity is the navigational tool. Good pilots are learners. Creativity and learning – I call that art.”

Simon Sharkey, Associate Director, National Theatre of Scotland

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