ARTICLE: Taking Back the Aesthetics of Japan.
In keeping with this article about kintsugi and this article that coins the term phenomenological attunement, I think the West has a lot to learn from the East.
I don’t think what needs to be learned lies in business models, economic structures or technological whiz bang. I think it lies in ancient ideas and practices. In some senses it needs to re-discovered or given established predominance in the East, and then learned in the West. I’m pretty sure artists and designers are going to lead the way.
The “he” in question is Eisuke Tachikawa, a Japanese designer who is
It’s wonderful, read the article here, see more about Tachikawa’s project “Signage for Heritage in Shodoshima” here. And Tachikawa’s TEDxTokyo talk here (w English voiceover).