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In the Shower with Picasso by Christian Stadil, Lene Tanggaard

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{CHAPTER 17}

HERLUFSHOLMAND RECLAIMINGCREATIVITY

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In this chapter, we will make a visit to Herlufsholm boarding school in provincial Denmark. This hallowed school in the town of Næstved is probably the last thing most Danes think of when they think of creativity.

Herlufsholm was founded in 1565 by Herluf Trolle and Birgitte Gøye, who had no children of their own and wished to contribute to the construction of a strong educational system. But what role could Herlufsholm play in a book on creativity? Is this not the school associated with discipline, boarding, and uniforms rather than with inventiveness and innovation? The answer is that Herlufsholm ...

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