Hi, I’m Scott! I’m from Hawaii but live in Iceland. I am constantly learning and innovating at the intersection of design, storytelling and transformation.
I am keen to learn more about how to build creative communities, but believe these three characteristics are fundamental:
- Diversity of people
- Foster a culture of creativity, vulnerability and sustainability
- Create opportunities for co-creation and sharing
Currently, I am a Fulbright-mtvU fellow, which is supporting my work on a community-designed festival called Saga Fest. The goal of the music and arts festival is to promote an environmental ethic among participants. Saga Fest is also supported by a creative community fellowship with National Arts Strategies.
I have facilitated workshops and lectured on storytelling, design and community transformation for universities around the world: University of Virginia, Listaháskóli Íslands, Haskóli Íslands, Washington State University and University of Pristina. I have also designed experiences for companies and gatherings worldwide:
- Arts and Audiences in Iceland
- Social Media Week in England
- Al Jazeera’s CANVAS in Qatar
- One World Youth Project’s summer training conference in Kosovo
Prior to my work in festival production, I wrote about music and activism for various publications and media outlets. I also worked as the partnership director of a global education start-up which was acquired in 2012.
If you’re a company, non-profit or individual interested in working with me on designing transformative experiences and social/environmental movement building, please be in touch: scottshigeoka (at) gmail.com