Anders organiseren: Een pleidooi voor creatief leiderschap


Veranderen van binnenuit, transformatief veranderen, duurzaam veranderen. Wat betekenen die termen eigenlijk? Als organisatieadviseur en kunstenaar zie ik veranderingen in de eerste plaats als een creatief proces. Ik geloof dat een herwaardering van het begrip creativiteit cruciaal is als we organisaties anders willen vormgeven.  Ik ga graag in op het onderbewuste in relatie tot ons

Event: The Art of Purposefully Playing with Systems

The Art of Purposefully Playing with Systems Jouke Kruijer Artist


16 & 17 September 2016, Amsterdam This two-day workshop is ’a serious play’ on the art of meaning making and creativity in systems and organizations. We search for new ways to encourage transformative collaboration and meaning making within communities and networks. By combining art and science we aim to shed new light on how collective

Goud in de Prullenbak: Over Mooi en Lelijk in Organisaties


Of iets mooi is of lelijk, komt er niet zo op aan als we naar organisatieontwikkeling kijken. Als kunstenaar en organisatieadviseur denk ik daar anders over. Managers moeten niet alleen weten wat nuttig is, ze moeten ook hun eigen smaak ontwikkelen voor wat ze mooi en lelijk vinden. Esthetiek verbindt. En de waarde leren zien

Keep in Mind: Berlin Change Days 2016


Walking through Kreuzberg, I realized what a great choice it was to organize the Berlin Change Days in that part of town. Great for roaming the streets (we had splendid autumn weather), great for shopping (I bought a windercoat) and going out (Jazzclub in Rosenthaler Strasse). I had just been asked to co-design and co-facilitate

Remember When You Had These Talents?


We cannot expect to solve our most complex problems by rational thinking only. As a hybrid professional, I believe that we need to teach our educators today to develop all talents of the next generations by bringing back art into places of learning. When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to

The Art of Making Things Happen Together


Navigating Complexity Last week I reconnected to my strength. I was asked to present a one-hour workshop for 50 people at the Human Systems Dynamics Institute conference in Chicago: Navigating Complexity. I designed a process making a collaborative paining as a metaphor for the dynamics in complex adaptive systems. The whole process was in silence.

Managing Complexity: Four Simple Rules for Painting


In the course of the years I have developed a workshop combining my understanding of complex systems and art. It has been widely recognized in anthropology, biology, physics and computer science that living systems are governed by simple rules. Like in a flock of birds: fly to the centre, keep the same pace and don’t

I Bet you’re an Artist too: Art is in the Seeing, not in the Making

Original Art Jouke Kruijer


What ‘s a work of art anyway? This is a question that can be answered in many ways. Two well-known misconceptions are: Because it takes artistic skill (“My little sister can make this, too”) or because it is inside a museum (Duchamp put a urinoir in a museum which turned the thing into a work

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Jouke Kruijer

Jouke Kruijer