2 years ago

"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. 

"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.

  1. Seeing how designers (regardless of discipline) provide practical solutions to problems without resorting to frippery. This is design with integrity. 
  2. 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.