Creative consultant, innovator, designer
The relationship between Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson has at times been described as both a rivalry and a collaboration. But what was it? History is full of creative rivalries such as Picasso and Matisse, Adidas and Puma, Microsoft and Apple, even the entire Renaissance. Today, though, technology has fostered a new model of creative process. Using open source software development and online collaborative platforms like OpenIDEO, designers are encouraged to collaborate instead of compete.
In your opinion, what produces the most innovative ideas and effective solutions: ‘Competition’ or ‘Collaboration’? Are there circumstances where one works better than the other?
Brian gave the final word
“For an artist, the most important and most delicate relationship he can have with another artist is one in which he is constantly challenged and intimidated. This is probably the only productive product of jealousy. The greatest pleasure is to be provoked to the point of inspiration… Jean-Michel and Andy had achieved a healthy balance. Each one inspired the other to do the next. The collaborations were seemingly effortless…”
Keith Haring (1989) on the successful collaborative working relationship between Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Tuesday, September 21 at 4:10pm