What is Avant-Garde?

a·vant-garde (French pronunciation: [avɑ̃ɡaʁd]); from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard") is a French term used in English as a noun or adjective to refer to any creative group of people (or work) active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques, whose approach and ideas are markedly experimental or in advance of those generally accepted; particularly with respect to art, culture, business and politics etc. Avant-garde represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo.  


Cultural Creatives: their Values (part 2 of 4) The values of ‘Culture Creatives’ are at the core of everything they do and how they chose to live their lives as they embrace diversity, ecological sustainability and a specific quality of life. By their very ‘being-ness’, their love for humanity and the planet, they are bringing about a cultural shift of newly emerging (integral) values, such as: Personal Authenticity Engaged Action and Whole-Process Learning Globalism and Ecology Idealism and activism The Importance of ...