create your world 2020

Kepler's Garden on the JKU campus

Kepler's Garden am Campus der JKU
FRI September 10 - SUN September 13, 2020
The Create Your World area is freely accessible with the Kepler's Garden ticket. The ticket has to be ordered online BEFORE the visit - for children and teenagers under 18 years this is free of charge.

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Garden of Talents

How are experts actually created? The individuality of each person arises from innumerable possibilities, which seemingly develop into concrete interests as if by chance. Is an interest already a talent, or does the intensive examination of a certain topic become one? Is talent really inherited? Whatever the case may be, talent should be encouraged. If left hidden for too long, it will wither and die. But giving a talent the right kind of importance is often the real challenge in a young person’s development. If too much pressure is exerted, interest can fade. If too few opportunities to try it out are given, uncertainty arises and weakens self-confidence. One thing is certain: everyone has talents, and their diversity creates a wealth we want to be able to share.

Autonomy and Democracy

Self-determination and independence are important developmental steps in the life of a person. One needs and also wants to take responsibility and acquire independence. Coupled with the subjective talents of each individual, this results in different needs, to which different educational systems must regularly readjust in order to enable collective decisions and further development. These elements are cornerstones of democratic processes and fundamental to our social growth. The create your world festival invites young people and the young at heart to create social and creative closeness – with physical distance. An exchange network will share projects, ideas and talents. This platform for education, experiments and different future scenarios will show a great variety of young experts, all of whom can learn from each other.