Co-creation by Improvisation


In this workshop we will look at and practice different ways to use improvisation as a tool for co-creation using methods like participation, mutual empowerment and sharing. Improvisation skills can help build listening skills, strengthen collaboration, increase your agility and adaptation to change, as well as develop trust, communication and confidence.

This workshop is relevant because it teaches the entrepreneurs elements of improvisation like:

  • useful vagueness
  • productive disorder
  • co- and counterplay
  • intensive listening
  • permeability
  • the distinction between limitative and enabling constraints and how they’re useful for entrepreneurs
  • teamwork and its connection to innovation

Skills gained in this workshop

  • Improvisation methods
  • Artistic methods for collaborative work
  • Ability to distinguish between:
    • co-creation (more process-oriented, co-causal and uncontrolled) and
    • collaboration (working towards a particular goal with limitative constraints)

Who should attend?

Students who are:

  • open to new ideas
  • interested in what and how improvisation can be used in startup or in collaborative and creative work
  • willing to engage in practises on spontaneity, trust, listening and presence.


All students and alumni of SSES member universities are eligible to apply to this weekend workshop. We get many applications and unfortunately cannot accept everyone. The selection process is outlined below:


  1. Application is reviewed
  2. Selection is made and confirmation email is sent out
  3. Participant must confirm his or her seat in order to secure the spot
  4. If spots are not confirmed in time, the waitlist will be reviewed and new participants selected

About the teachers

Thomas Arctaedius is affiliated professor in entrepreneurship at KMH. He is also an experienced entrepreneur and has started several high-tech companies. Klas Nevrin is a professional musician, composer and teacher.

Klas Nevrin teach and do artistic research at KMH in Stockholm, specialising in exploring collective creation and improvisation.

Emilie Lidgard works with collaboration and entrepreneurship at KMH and has a background from the theatre as a teacher and producer.


May 21–22 - 2022


The Royal College of Music (KMH)


Applications are open until May 8th.


This workshop is free of charge.