“MY JOB IS ABSOLUTELY USELESS”

“MY JOB IS ABSOLUTELY USELESS”

– If you have 17 minutes check this talk on design by to Philippe Starck: – If you haven’t got  much time watch it from minute 11:50 – If you don’t have more than a couple of minutes, here is part of what he said: “Usually, in life I think my job is absolutely useless. I mean, I feel useless… If we look from far, we see our line of evolution. This line of evolution is clearly positive. From far this line looks very smooth. But if you take a lens this line is  /////// like that. It’s made of light and shadow. We can say light is civilization, shadow is barbarian. And it’s very important to know where we are… When barbarian is back, forget the beautiful chairs,  forget the beautiful hotel, forget design, even (I’m sorry to say) forget art. Forget all that. There is priority, there is urgency… That’s why today I’m so ashamed to make this job. That’s why I’m here to try to do it the best possible. But I know that even I do it the best possible… it’s nothing. Because it’s no the right time…” What are we going to do? At the beginning of November heavy rains left nearly 200 dead, dozens of people missing and about 14,000 refugees in El Salvador. As usual, the rural and poorest areas were the most affected. It’s estimated that at least 2,000 houses, 25 health centers and 37 bridges were damaged. The government thinks that the damage to the national infrastructure could reach US$1,000 millions. The areas affected produce at least 40% of the basic crops. I’m Salvadoran,...