Creativity Series: Erin Loechner

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This week I asked Erin Loechner – the mind behind Design for Mankind and Design for Minikind, to name just two of her projects – how she defines creativity.

I was very much looking forward to hearing (well, reading!) Erin’s response because of her work as a writer and a curator and how she intertwines these activities with her passions and interests.

Many years ago, when I was still living in Argentina, we worked together. Erin always left a very positive impression on me: not only did she tell me clearly what was needed (and that, in itself, is an art form), she did it all with a kind and compassionate attitude.

Thank you, Erin, for sharing here your views on creativity!


Creativity, for me, is the ability to make connections that span a variety of disciplines, lifestyles and perspectives. It’s the combination of experience and theory and philosophy – learning how to navigate the world around us, seeking solutions in a way that celebrates the culmination of our past experiences, present abilities and future goals.


Thank you, Erin!

Erin Loechner is a writer and blogger and the mind behind Design for Mankind and Design for Minikind, among other endeavours. Lately, I have really enjoyed her posts about her recent trip to Ethiopia and her letters to her daughter.

This post is part of my Creativity Series project, where I ask friends, on and offline, how they define creativity. Would you like to receive these posts in your inbox? Sign up for email updates. And let me know if you want to participate!

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