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23rd EGOS Colloquium 2007  

General Theme


Postdoctoral pre-colloquium workshop

PhD pre-colloquium workshop

Roland Calori Prize

EGOS Best Paper Award
EGOS Best Student Paper Award

Colloquium program

Sub-theme programs

Panel discussions


Organizational details

Registration and hotel reservation


City maps


 Sub-theme program


Sub-theme 26

Creative Space. Extraordinary Creativity and the Dynamics of Organizational Space


Reidar Gjersvik
SINTEF Technology and Society, Norway

Tyrone S. Pitsis
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Andrew Harrison


Arne Carlsen
SINTEF Technology and Society, Norway


Session I: Thursday, July 5 – 11:00–12:30
Open Space …

Sub-theme welcome address and overview of space: An invitation to dance

Andrew Harrison
The Box

Session II: Thursday, July 5 – 14:00–15:30

Stephen Cummings and Torkild Thanem
Opening space, shutting minds: The power and problems of open space office design

Mirja Lievonen
What makes space creative space?

Arienne van Staveren and Johannes Bongers
Case study house omega # 10: Modeling creative space

Christina Sue-Chan and Paul S. Hempel
Modeling extraordinary creativity

Session III: Friday, July 6 – 9:00–10:30

Nancy Lam
Propagating the initiative: Voice conduit and upward pitching of ideas

Tord F. Mortensen, Reidar Gjersvik and Arne Carlsen
Unplugged. Dialogue objects and imaginative space in creativity

Maria Bolin
Creative space by narratives

Lucy Kimbell
Spaces for tolerating ambiguity in organizations

Session IV: Friday, July 6 – 11:00–12:30

Ernestina Giudici and Manuela Vacca
Stressing the central role of identity in the space-creativity-identity combination

Ruth Simpson
The dialectics of creative space: Identity work of male cabin crew

Patrick Kenis and Peter M. Kruyen
Bendable bars: A study of creative space by design and creative space-in-use in a
Dutch prison

Marianne Stang Våland and Martin Kornberger
The architect profession challenged: Identity, resistance, expansion


Session V: Friday, July 6 – 13:45–15:15

Andrew Sense
Project teams as creative 'learning spaces'

Berit Moltu
Between transparancy and borders. The practice of operation-support (OPS) rooms

Anni Paalumäki and Maija Vähämäki
Efforts for creative space management. A comparison between physical and mental space driven boundary crossing

Kristianne Ervik, Sverre Konrad Nilsen and Grete Wennes
A dancing region? Important change will never happen without tension. A story of three municipalities in West Norway and their extraordinary creativity creation and positive knowledge circles

Session VI: Saturday, July 7 – 9:00–10:30

Philippe Byosière and Denise J. Luethge
Is there space for kabuki on the waltz floor? Japanese R&D scientists and creativity

Morten Hatling and Truls Paulsen
Bringing space into organizational development

Mario Voetsch, Richard Weiskopf and Johanna Hofbauer
Organizing creative space. Creative organizing of space and the space of creativity

Session VII: Saturday, July 7 – 11:00–12:30
… Closed Space

Plenary Session:
Panel of Convenors gives their 5-minute summary each, and then opens Q&A and discussion to the floor

Closing remarks and nominee for EGOS 2007 Best Paper: Scoring and appreciation.
Last dance