In preperation of the AIA's Monterey Design Conference up here on the coast of California, I listened to an interview with Kanye West. He recently caught the ear of ARCHITECT magazine via BBC Radio. And now, he caught my ear. For me, it was the type of interview, discussion, or at times monologue that challenges your brain. How you think about things. Not comfortable with everything being said kind of experience. I loved it.
And just to see if I can entice you to listen (or at least watch the 15min video excerpt), here are some of my favorite, most challenging lines out of Kanye:
I know how to make perfect. But that's not what i'm here to do. I'm here to crack the pavement...
I hang out mostly with architects.
(in regards to his latest album, Yeezus) …not having to speak with the textures of the time.
and perhaps the cleanest, most concise item...I WANT THE DOPENESS.
Oh, and how did this prepare me you may still be wondering? Well I plan on similar mental stimulation all weekend by the likes of KENGO KUMA, HON. FAIA, MARCIO KOGAN, HON. FAIA, FUTURE CITIES LAB, FREELANDBUCK and of course THOM MAYNE, FAIA. So, I needed to shock my system.