Betty la Starck
- "I mean, I start with some "sort" of idea"
- "I can take sort of a corner of an idea... and sort of transplant it into this other thing... now the other thing will grow... and I can kinda take that and mold it into something different... and before I know, I have something completely different than what I started out with"
- "I am not a designer, I am an artist"
- "Hotness is always the tiebreaker"
- "We are serious about making great work as we are about having great hair"
- "You have to be beautiful to create something beautiful"
I liked Prof. Teodorescu's strategy to improve the design practice:
- The regional identity and the local mentality, defining the design understanding
- The professional reorientation, requiring a new professional focus on life quality, instead of object aesthetics.
- The professional diversification in knowledge and skills, requiring a new design education focused on the all-round problem solving ability
- A bipolar task field (sub optic design and design for the rest of 5 billions of humans), challenging the sense of design focus on visuals
- The repositioning of design in innovation process, away from the formal variations, which demands a new design competence.
- A repositioning of design responsibility, relevance and of his social status
- A need for a full design certification and professional status protection
If you can't understand... here's a transcript... and some excerpts for meditation (no comments):
- there is the narcissistic design; it's a fantastic designer who designs only for other fantastic designers
- I try, to not make the object for the object but for the result, for the profit for the human being
- God is a trap. God is the answer when we don't know the answer
- I know that even [if] I do it the best possible (that's why I'm the best!), it's nothing
- ...this idea we have invented, this concept of God. We are God now. We are.
- I say that nothing exist if it's not in the good reason, the reason of our beautiful dream, of this civilization