The IEDC – Bled School of Management will host a very special guest, Sir Jonathan Mills, Director of Edinburgh International Culture Summit and a former Director of internationally celebrated Edinburgh International Festival. Sir Mills is a composer of several award-winning operas and works for chamber ensemble and orchestra. His work has been recognised by awards from the governments of Australia, Britain, France, Poland and South Korea. He was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia in 2011 and knighted in 2013.
Sir Mills will give a lecture to the IEDC MBA and PhD participants and IEDC Alumni as part of Arts & Leadership program. IEDC has been awarded as one of the most innovative Schools in the world for its unique way of teaching leadership through arts. Through music, visual art, film and performance future leaders explore leadership practices to develop creative, aesthetic, and holistic approaches to responsible leading.
Sir Jonathan Mills will hold several lectures throughout the year on different topics related to Leadership, Creativity and Community. His first in the series of lectures will be on topic of “History of Festivals and Festival Making”.
Here is his short introduction of the lecture:
“As you read this brief description, chances are several new festivals will have been inaugurated, somewhere in the world. But are such events genuine? Do they achieve that special mixture of substance and serendipity, so essential to the intriguing, immersive idea of a festival? What do we even mean when we use the word? Using the festival as a model for social and artistic engagement, we will explore aspects of the complex relationships between ritual and place, habit and space, that throughout history have come to define an illusive, fragile, universal though diverse phenomenon – a festival.”
The lecture will take place on Friday, February 23, at 13:30 in the premises of IEDC.