Let your creativity soar

Let your creativity soar

We chat to RMIT student Joy to find out more about Creative Communities and how students can get inspired.

Being creative isn’t just about putting paint to paper or having a wild imagination. Tapping into your creativity can help motivate you, make you better at problem solving, let you de-stress and express and yourself.  And when you come to along an RMIT creative event you get to hang out with awesome people and be inspired.

We spoke to Bachelor of Interior Design student Joy about being creative and running their own student workshop, ‘Making of the super soft activist’. After pitching their idea to RMIT Creative through the Big Ideas call out, the workshop came to life with 30 students attending. Students were asked to create a sign with a message they hoped to communicate, and were encouraged to become a ‘soft activist’ to let their voice be seen.

Students participating in creative workshop Joy (top left) takes students through their 'Super Soft Activist' workshop

Q. Where did your workshop idea come from?

The idea for the Super Soft Activist came about while I was working on my honours project proposal. I saw lots of yellow a-frame 'caution' signs around in public spaces without any actual hazard. This made me think about the signs in our everyday life, their functions and the message they deliver. This workshop with RMIT Creative was an invitation to think about how we can subvert the intention of signs and communicate our voices.

Q. What’s the most memorable part of working on a creative event? 

The most memorable part would be my experience working with people. All the people I met along the way, and all the conversations we had led the project into some exciting directions. I especially loved working with all the Creative Producers at RMIT Creative – I loved their energy, they are all really supportive, and give valuable feedback.

Four panel image showing students participating in creative activities including sewing and colouring in Get creative with artsy activities, groups and on-campus spaces. Creative activities are open to all, no matter what you study!

Q. Where do you draw your inspiration from? 

My inspiration comes from my everyday life. From a book or video I come across, to the people I talk to. Sometimes different projects I’m working on would spark inspirations from each other, and then they would further develope into something else. 

Q. Why should students get involved in creative events? 

I think creative events at uni are very chill. You can be creative without any academic pressure, and it allows you to meet a lot of interesting people from different disciplines. 

It’s also a really good way to gain practical experience and insights into how different things work, which is a helpful skill to have for a future career. Plus there is always amazing food, drinks and freebies!

To find out more about RMIT Creative follow their Instagram to stay up to date and join in events! 

06 September 2022


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