"My motto," he says, "is ‘help to self-help.’ You have to have a dream, start small, and believe." - Diébédo Francis Kéré, African-born architect Francis Kéré gets big results by mixing a little mud with a lot of heart
I love two things about design, good design, specifically.
- Seeing how designers (regardless of discipline) provide practical solutions to problems without resorting to frippery. This is design with integrity.
- How designers use design to add viable value to [their] communities (socially and ecologically, and in every other way possible), proving the relevance and importance of design on a global scale.
The above photo and quote, are snippets from an incredible Fast Company magazine article about design from Diébédo Francis Kéré that accomplishes everything “good” design embodies.