New Organizers in Düsseldorf, Louisville, Belgrade and Tirana
Very excited to introduce our newest chapter hosts living in the marvelous cities of Düsseldorf, Louisville, Belgrade, and Tirana! Please join us in welcoming these friendly faces.
Meet Rainer Kunst, Düsseldorf, Germany
Which CreativeMornings chapter would you like to visit and why? I’d love to visit the New York chapter, because it is New York of course and it is the root of everything that characterizes CreativeMornings. That would be helpful I guess.
What excites you? To work as an entrepreneur.
What have you failed at? After several years of corporate life in 2001, I moved very spontaneously to New York and opened up an ad agency with a partner who lived and worked in LA. We had no clients, I had no network in the city and we had to close down the office after 10 months. Business-wise, that was really a failure. But nevertheless that was one of the greatest times of my life. I met wonderful people and learned a lot.
Who would be the ultimate CreativeMornings speaker? Bill Clinton.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? There are two answers. Personally I think my wife and my two girls are my biggest achievement as we live a wonderful family life. From a business point of view it is definitely my communications agency “Kunst und Kollegen“ that started six years ago with no clients/no employees and today we are more than 30 people in Düsseldorf, Palma de Mallorca and New York City.
What’s your vision for CreativeMornings/Düsseldorf? My vision for CM Düsseldorf is to offer a platform for local creative people with interesting projects and ideas, to give people the opportunity to network amongst each other in an inspiring atmosphere and to transfer the overwhelming spirit of the international CreativeMornings community to Düsseldorf.
Meet Ben Terry, Louisville, Kentucky
Which CreativeMornings chapter would you like to visit and why? I would go to Berlin! It is such a creative city and I would love to meet and learn from all the people who gather monthly at their chapter. I’m inspired by them already from a distance so I think it would be super impactful to be present and experience their community in person.
What excites you? Finding $20 in an old pair of jeans is super exciting, am I right!?
What have you failed at? Ha! Everything. But recently, I have failed at managing my time well. I want to be a part of everything, which means I will say ‘yes’ to every opportunity when I really should be saying ‘no’ for the sake of protecting my time for what is most important in my life. I am a work in progress.
Who would be the ultimate CreativeMornings speaker? It’s a toss up between Kurt Cobain or Don Draper.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? I refuse to believe that I have experienced my greatest achievement in life. However, a huge milestone has definitely been taking a chance on joining a startup and seeing our organization successfully grow and experience real stories of impact from our work in the city.
What’s your vision for CreativeMornings/Louisville? My vision for CreativeMornings Louisville is to foster a creative community that values and celebrates the creative life. Louisville is an incredibly creative city, and I believe CM Louisville provides us an opportunity for a variety of people with different creative disciplines to gather and celebrate the creative work being done in our community. I hope our monthly gatherings will build a culture of balance, celebration, and growth amongst Louisville’s creative community.
Meet Marija Ratkovic, Belgrade, Serbia
Which CreativeMornings chapter would you like to visit and why? I would like to travel around the world visiting all CM chapters, but to start from NYC, where it all began.
What excites you? New beginnings and technology. In a word, future.
What have you failed at? I have failed at following the easy ways.
Who would be the ultimate CreativeMornings speaker? The mission of the CreativeMornings I see is to make contacts at home and abroad, to connect past and present, dreams and everyday life, so for me, the ultimate CreativeMornings speakers are the people who stand behind the projects and images I grew up with - Annie Leibovitz or David Lynch.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? After all, maybe forgiving and rebuilding the broken friendships is still the greatest achievement of everything I can think of right now.
What’s your vision for CreativeMornings/Belgrade? Nomadic series of breakfast lectures which unite the creative scene.
Meet Agron Domi, Tirana, Albania
Which CreativeMornings chapter would you like to visit and why? The one with the best food!
What excites you? The last 10 min before CM starts, when I have to present the following lecturer.
What have you failed at? We didn’t realize how important it is to disagree, be provocative in such an event and receive people with the right music.
Who would be the ultimate CreativeMornings speaker? Our Prime Minister, who is a painter as a profession.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Choosing the right lecturer in the right venue.
What’s your vision for CreativeMornings/Tirana? I hope to offer from CreativeMornings Tirana interesting proposals for each month’s theme and relevant graphic solutions.To achieve the transcript of all held lectures and to provide for students and stakeholders of relevant fields in the written format.