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Issue 66 - 03 | The Creativist Manifesto: Consumer or Creativist?

By Olivia Sprinkel
Published Jan. 13, 2010 10:46 p.m.
“I believe that the most significant choice that we can make in today’s society is to be a Consumer or to be a Creativist.


This default way of being is now so entrenched that 'consumer' is the default label for people. And in terms of public services, which are provided by the taxes that we pay, we are just service users—we consume services.

So what’s the alternative? To be a Creativist: To reclaim the right to our individual identities; To play an active role in shaping, in creating our lives from the inside out; To fulfill our need to create which is part of all of us.”

About Olivia Sprinkel | Olivia Sprinkel is a creative writer and thinker. She began to explore the ideas which led to the Creativist Manifesto whilst taking time out over the last year, including travelling in Bali and working as a chalet chef in Meribel, France. Olivia is now self-employed as a consultant. Olivia is half-Finnish, half-American, British by upbringing and is currently living in east London.

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