Artist Noah Scalin Chats About His New VCU Business Appointment

via Style Weekly

A few weeks ago, it was announced that the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business will host its first ever artist-in-residence during the upcoming 2016­–2017 academic year. That artist is celebrated local Noah Scalin, whom you may remember from his Skull-a-Day project and book, published by Chop Suey.

Scalin's duties will include helping the school institute its new strategic plan, which aims to "drive the future of business through the power of creativity." To that end, he'll be conducting creative-thinking seminars as well as guest lecturing and creating large-scale installations with students; there will also be a 30-day Creative Sprint challenge in October and during the spring semester which he'll have details on soon, he says.

Scalin told Style that he was extremely honored to be selected and he believes it was a forward-thinking move by the school.

"It’s a recognition that fostering creative business cultures leads to more consistent innovations," he says. "This isn’t about adding some creative frosting on a finished cake, this is about recognizing that creativity is an ingredient that needs to be baked into all businesses if they’re to be successful in the 21st century."

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