Before performing at the TD Garden in Boston yesterday (Nov. 17), for his “Yeezus” tour, Kanye West stopped by the Harvard Graduate School of Design to speak on design and the impact its had on him.
After offering those in attendance tickets to his Boston show, ‘Ye shared his thoughts while apparently standing on a desk: “I really do believe that the world can be saved through design, and everything needs to actually be ‘architected.’ 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 actually be actualized.”
Virgil Abloh and ‘Ye’s fiance, Kim Kardashian, were in attendance. They tweeted and instagrammed the experience. “Just gave a talk at Harvard GSD with Kanye. Super surreal. ?#DONDA? design lecture series,” Abloh (@virgilabloh) tweeted.
‘Ye closed his speech by saying that he’s a little insecure of his “Yeezus” set but it’s definitely an “expression of emotion.” Check out footage of Kanye’s Harvard visit below and read the full transcript at Archinect.
— VIRGIL ABLOH (@virgilabloh) November 17, 2013