Decreating Creativity Education: Yet to Be Created

  • Nadine M. Kalin
Part of the Creativity, Education and the Arts book series (CEA)


In the concluding chapter, I contrast creative destruction that runs capitalist economies with Agamben’s notion of decreation. I explore how educators, artists, and activists might reanimate their roles as creatives in this time through starving neoliberalized, entrepreneurialized, and economized forms of creativity. Proposed are alternative modes of decreation where productivity, innovation, and praxis are denied their pre-set ends toward a state of exception that allows us to begin anew in reimaging what creativity education might have been.


Creativity Neoliberalism Creative destruction Decreation Education 


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  • Nadine M. Kalin
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  1. 1.Department of Art Education and Art HistoryUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA

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