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Mind Walks

Bárbara Coutinho

Director of MUDE – Design and Fashion Museum

Elogio da Sede (2018), by José Tolentino de Mendonça; Are We Human? Notes on an archaeology of design (2017), by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley; and Juhani Pallasmaa’s The Thinking Hand – Existential and embodied wisdom in architecture (2009): three suggestions, as we must be aware of the different dimensions of mankind, so that creative work may contribute to a cultural, cognitive, emotional and spiritual development of each one of us, in a better balance between brain and heart, reason and feelings.
Yoann Bourgeois’ The Mechanics of History, an attempt to approach a point of suspension, Pantheon (Paris), for the Monuments en Mouvement programme, 2018: it is important to stress the relational value of culture, accomplished through aesthetic and sensible experience conveyed by art, objects and spaces, and empathy and communion with each other.
John Cage’s 4’33’’ score (1952), to remember the importance of silence and the capacity to listen in changing society as a whole, be it in music, in other creative acts, or in life.
To fully assume our responsibility in a much needed change in society, starting with our individual attitudes, habits and behaviours.