Interview with Ronald Kapaz

Davin Greenwell, April 06, 2020 at 8:34 PM
Ronald Kapaz was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1956. Like all children, he began to draw at the age of 4 and, unlike most of them, never stopped. Ronald is traveling from Brazil to Vancouver to speak at Design Currency 2010 and took some time to share his thoughts in this interview.

DW: What are you looking forward to most about Design Currency 2010?

RK: My first expectation is to return to Vancouver, to meet again the dearest friends and colleagues I have made in Vancouver three years ago, and share an inspiring time with the Design community. Food for thought.

DW: What does the conference theme “Design Currency” mean to you?

RK: What I liked the most about the theme is the image that it suggests: the idea of a coin with two faces, that must be considered and (re)unified to make our real value blossom.

DW: If design was currency, who would have the most? Who would have the least?

RK: The “millionaires” would be people with an elegance of soul, style and kindness with the other. People with principles, conviction and a generous attitude with the world, the other and himself. “Be kind, for eveyone you meet is fighting a hard battle” Plato’s quote come to my mind. Design is in such a way a kind gesture toward the other, a democratization of beauty, meaning and aesthetic experience.

On the other side of the coin, would have the least those who didn’t have the chance of experience the quest for beauty and the joy of identifying it wherever it flourish.

DW: What criteria do you use to evaluate design?

RK: Like music: if it touches me and make me sing, it is a good Design.


Ron Kapaz will be speaking at Design Currency 2010. Learn more about him on the Ron Kapaz speaker page.

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