‘The world can be saved through design’ says Kanye West

Kanye West at Harvard

During a surprise visit to Harvard Graduate School of Design, Kanye West told students: “I really do believe that the world can be saved through design, and everything needs to actually be ‘architected’.”

The visit is seen as part of the artist’s ongoing efforts to integrate into the fields of design and architecture. He visited the school with fiance Kim Kardashian to talk to the students about his hopes for the field of design as well as his new design company DONDA.

West stated: “And this is the reason why even some of the first DONDA employees were architects that started designing t-shirts instead of buildings. But just to see the work be actualised.”


The rapper, who expressed his frustration with politics continued by telling the students of his respect for them: “I believe that utopia is actually possible, but we’re led by the least noble, the least dignified, the least tasteful, the dumbest and the most political. So in no way am I a politician, I’m usually at my best politically incorrect and very direct. I really appreciate you guys’ willingness to learn and hone your craft, and not be lazy about creation.”

For the full script of West’s speech check Archinect.


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