Author Talk and Signing: “My Creative Space” by Donald M. Rattner, Architect
April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore, 413 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457 United States
Did you know that the color of your walls, the shape of your furniture, and the height of your ceilings can all greatly impact your ability to come up with creative ideas?
Architect Donald M. Rattner delves into these and other elements of our built surroundings that scientists and psychologists have found to positively influence creative task performance. The extensively illustrated talk will draw from his newly published book My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation, 48 Science-based Techniques, copies of which will be available for sale and signing following the presentation.
Whether you’re a writer, design professional, entrepreneur, artist, work in a creative industry, or pursue a personal passion for pleasure, this talk will help you begin turning living space into creative space. No previous design expertise required!
About the Author
Architect Donald M. Rattner helps individuals and organizations maximize their creativity by drawing on scientific research in design psychology. His third and most recent book is My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation, 48 Science-based Techniques, which received a Gold Award from the Nonfiction Authors Association. He has also written for numerous print and online channels.
Educator and practitioner as well as author, Rattner has taught at the University of Illinois, New York Academy of Art, NYU, and Parsons. Speaking venues include the Creative Problem Solving Institute, Creative Mornings, libraries, bookstores, and conferences. His work has been featured on CNN, in such publications as The New York Times, Houzz, and Better Humans, and on numerous podcasts. Rattner holds a Bachelor’s from Columbia and a Masters of Architecture from Princeton.
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