Creativity is universal, from storytelling to dancing, from music-making to drawing. Interdisciplinary research across the arts and humanities opens up exciting new modes of thinking about society and the challenges facing humanity, from climate change to digital innovation.

Dr Ben Fletcher-Watson manages the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh. He holds degrees from the University of St Andrews and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His research interests include theatre for babies and the relaxed performance movement. Recent publications: Humanities of the Future (IASH 2020), The Art of Being Dangerous (Leuven University Press 2021) and Dangerous Women (Unbound 2022).