Kanye West Speaks At Harvard Graduate School of Design [Video]

Rucuss staffNovember 18, 2013

Kanye West took time away from his Yeezus Tour to speak to the Harvard Graduate School of Design over the weekend.

On Sunday, Kanye spoke to a capacity crowd as part of the DONDA Design Lecture Series at Harvard University in Boston prior to his show at TD Garden. West talked to the students about the importance of design.

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“I just wanted to tell you guys, I really do believe that the world can be saved through design,” West said. “Everything needs to be actually architected. And this is the reason why even some of the first Donda employees were architects that started designing T-shirts instead of buildings.”

Kanye West

West even shared his philosopy with the crowd.

“The reason why I turn up so much in interviews is because I’ve tasted what it means to create and be able to impact and affect in a positive way and I know that there’s more creativity to happen,” West said. “And I know that there’s traditionalists that hold back the good thoughts and there’s people in offices that stop the creative people and are intimidated by actual good ideas and I believe utopia is actually possible, but we’re led by the least noble, the least dignified, the least tasteful, the dumbest, and the most political.”

Kanye West

West added,”I really appreciate you guys willingness to learn and hone your craft and not be lazy about creation. I’m very inspired to be in this space. And tonight, the show, if you come see it, I’m a bit self-conscious because I’m showing it to architects. So the stage does have flaws in it. It’s an expression of emotion, so give me a pass on that.”

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

West, who was accompained by his fiancee Kim Kardashian, gave away concert tickets to the entire office.

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