Design Manifestos is an interview series that gives forward-thinking architects and designers an outlet to tell their stories and reach a broader audience. The goal of the series is to explore their influences, the evolution of their voices, and how they came to pursue their crafts.
Although the interviewees are diverse in perspective and origin coming from countries around the globe, such as England, Mexico, Germany, India or Japan, they all have one thing in common: an appreciation for the built environment and a desire to improve it. We’ve recently reached our 60th post. Through learning more about these creative individuals’ personal stories and design philosophies, we now have a deeper understanding of where the industry is headed in upcoming years.
Here are some of our favorite quotes from the first 60 Design Manifestos:
What We’ve Learned:
Design Manifestos has taught us that at times it’s important to take a step back and look at the big picture. Maybe this means taking yourself less seriously. Maybe it means looking to other disciplines for inspiration. Or maybe it means taking a look at the past for clues on how to deal with today’s future designed environment. In the end, the evolution of architecture is what allows practitioners to succeed and connect to humanity on a deeper level for the greater good.
1. Practicing a multidisciplinary approach and being involved in diverse discussions is essential to being a relevant and successful professional.
2. Although there will be many influences along the way, following your own intuition and instincts will be the most rewarding in the end.
3. Understanding the business side of the profession, such as the power of social media relationships or new technology will increase your visibility.
At Modelo, we are committed to being a forum for designers and architects to tell their stories, their points of view and lessons learned. Here’s to the next 60 interviews!