14th July 2019 / Alan Moore

The business case for beauty

Article written for Management Today. Your company could be a work of art – and more enduringly profitable as a result, argues designer and author Alan Moore. Is the world a work of art? Nobel Prize winning scientist Frank Wilczek asked that remarkable question because he saw beauty in the fundamental laws of nature, which […]

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17th May 2019 / Alan Moore

A Way of Looking: The Social Role of An Artist

I was born in China in a small ordinary town from the eastern part of China. Growing up there was difficult for me, because the wave of Chinese economy reform reached our town in the late 1980s, just before I entered into adolescence. My parents decided to move from our village to a town house, […]

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2nd March 2019 / Alan Moore

Pathway to Creating a Beautiful Business

Morning ritual. We walked. Having the gorgeous backdrop of Óbidos and its coast was a gift. Something magical happens where the land greets the sea segueing with the sky.  We made tracks – tracks a metaphor for a path walked. Who were we? “We” were 70 human beings working together, as one company. ‘We’ were […]

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30th November 2018 / Alan Moore

Dieter Rams: Ten Design Principles for Creating a Beautiful Business

The philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson said the question of beauty takes us from surfaces into thinking about the core foundations of things. This insight is vital to understanding that good design can touch all our lives in the minutest detail – and good design is foundational to beauty and what we bring into our world. […]

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28th November 2018 / Alan Moore

Felt knowledge as experience

Sometimes, we need to feel something rather than analyse it. To feel time, to feel space and place, to feel love and to reflect, to touch and go into nature and revel in the crafting of of something unique. Sometimes we need to be open to a new experience, to take its crooked path to […]

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16th November 2018 / Alan Moore

The Beauty of the Human

Bjarke Ingels Interview: The Beauty of the Human from Louisiana Channel on Vimeo. “The one thing all humans share is that we all inhabit the same limited amount of real estate, which is planet earth.” Danish architect Bjarke Ingels discusses an ultra local approach to architecture in a global world. The beauty of the human […]

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30th August 2018 / Alan Moore

Beauty recalibrating how we make things and why we make them

In 2013 I gave a talk in Holland about the need to redesign the organisations that we use, inhabit and support us, that drive our economies. I spoke for beautifully designed organisations, beautiful workplaces and work cultures, beautifully designed products, stuff. I asked for a return to what I termed the Human-OS. Where the sovereignty […]

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24th August 2018 / Alan Moore

Hack the Root: from waste to living building materials

Hack the Root, is a piece of installation artwork by architectural technologist Mae-Ling Lokko, whose passion is to crate value from materials that otherwise would have been discarded or forgotten. The installation was commissioned by Liverpool Biennale and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) North, the core pieces of which are ‘growing trays’ in the […]

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29th July 2018 / Alan Moore

Why is our world so beautiful? Asks Franck Wilczek

I have a question and it might be the most beautiful question in the world. And it is this — is the world a work of art? Not just the obviously beautiful things, not just the stuff other people have labelled art. But all of it, every piece of the fabric of our lives and relationships. The […]

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3rd June 2018 / Alan Moore

Anselm Kiefer, beauty in art and learning to wait

In the 1980’s I worked on an Anselm Kiefer project with the Anthony d’Offay Gallery called Zweistromland, or The High Priestesss. Two massive steel bookcases furnished with books made from one of Kiefer’s favourite materials, lead. They made for an incredible installation. Why were they made? ‘I suspect that the human species – the unique […]

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