Many stories are invented up around a Yes, and Architects are very good at indiscriminately saying Yes.
Yes means I get to do the work I want to do.
Yes means I have a chance to shine in the light of this important project.
Yes means I’ve made it.
Yes means more opportunities will follow.
Design is too often defined as problem solving. To consider it as such is disempowering for designers. It implies that design can only emerge from a problem, rather than the potential for design to emerge from an insight or opportunity and not in response to a problem. Design is undertaken with intent, with curiosity and by asking the right questions. Design may be undertaken in order to meet a particular specification or in response to a recognised opportunity.Read more →
Deliberately burning anything as a ritual act is a beautiful and powerful experience. The power comes from the realisation of impermanence, the allure of the event and the literal transformation that takes place. When the ritual is further overlaid with the desire for release from the past, from pain or from the wretched, it takes on a more spiritual meaning. To think of this as an endpoint for whatever was burnt, is to underestimate its power.Read more →