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March 1, 2013

Hassani

Yesterday I happened upon this interview between Steven Colbert and MOMA’s Paula Antonelli.  Antonelli is a wonderfully elegant spokesperson for design with a critical edge, she is searching for the meaning of design in our world rather than just cheer leading. Her description of Massoud Hassani’s wind powered deminer remined us of the poetry of the pragmatic.

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  1. Sara permalink
    March 3, 2013 8:20 pm

    many things to like about this post: that Colbert is interviewing Antonelli, first of all. That she has finally explained where we are: “We are Post Post Post Modern Present Pre-Future but a little bit of future today with history that comes with us.”
    Hassani’s project is elegantly purposeful, and your summary is so apt: “poetry of the pragmatic.”

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