John Howkins is a leading international thinker on creativity and creative ecologies who has worked with FORM on several occasions, and he visited  the Pilbara (which he describes as ‘ridiculously photogenic’) for the first time in 2008:

“Biologists say that humans whose ancestors evolved on the savannah retain an atavistic sensitivity to savannah colours and shapes.  It feels like home.  The Pilbara has its own allure of rich deep red and blues which are the pigment of ancient rocks and dust. Every so often, one suddenly comes across a gorge which has the springs, trees and grasses of some primitive Eden.  I was only in the Pilbara for a few days, with the inestimable Paul Parin as my guide, but it immediately struck me as the most beautiful landscape and I am plotting to return, for a much longer visit.”

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