Thanks for the long and detailed response. I am not very much of a soccer fan; therefore I canít
follow your humor regarding the EURO 2008.
However that has probably also something to do that I lived too long abroad and I just recently
got back to Europe. However looking from a distance you are right, the 1st and the 3rd aspect are
as important and we donít want to have a tree, which is inchoate ( by the way the Germans have
such a strong thing with nature ☺ )
I also agree that Schools are a very good terrain, since I never did everything else in my live I have
to commit to that ☺.
I see that the artisans are changing, looking at the friend of mine in US when he is using 3D
modeling and rapid prototyping on all levels. But the principles didnít change, but the knowledge
has expanded and is expanding rapidly and thirdly, as Marcel Duchamp has already pointed out,
that we have to fill the gap the traditional institutions (church etc.) left, when they pulled back.
Here is an important aspect for our discourse and here is also an important assignment in our
Schools, teaching students the art and craft to participate to advance discourse.
And since I used Schiller very often with my students in Germany (Brief zur aestetischen
Erziehung) I would like to remind us here what he said about Ďdesigní and education: the people
who deal with aesthetics are problematic. (in German Ďproblemí also comes with trying)
In that sense, I thank everybody here to contribute to the question I posted.
Prof. Media Design MFM Munich
Chief Academic Officer
Gruppo IED, Milano
Istituto Europeo di Design, Milano, Italy