From a fragile detail to the vastness of the sky above, beauty is about the things we cannot touch.
Beauty is the space in between what we know and what we don’t know.
It is the road that takes us to a new destination and it is the journey within.
It is about the people we encounter and through whom we discover a new way of looking at the world.
Beauty can shape the way we think and even the way we behave in the world.
Beauty is not in a frame. It is not something that can be purchased.
Beauty is about appreciating what we already have.
Beauty is an experience that is lived.
Beauty is to be rediscovered through each one of us.
It is the possibility that is yet to be found.
Things That Matter was a 14-minute presentation on beauty and its importance in society - TEDx Chiang Mai | Watch Video
Those intangible things that are called ideas… Where do they come from? How do they form?
How does our surrounding environment condition the way we think and the way we imagine?
Those were some of the questions asked at DUALISMA, the 25th Architectural Forum, at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Photo courtesy of Ng Seksan
This September, I will be speaking at TEDx Chiang Mai about ‘Things That Matter’. A title borrowed from my own fine art thesis written at age 22. The thing that mattered to me most back then and still matters to this day is the search for beauty. This presentation will be a reflection on beauty not as something to look at but as something that is lived and shared…
TEDx Chiang Mai ‘Smart Societies’ – 14 September 2013 | Watch Video