Looking for a Jeanne Gang quote
September 28, 2012 11:47 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a quote by architect Jeanne Gang I read in an article about her last year, and my Google-fu is failing me. Help me, hivemind.
posted by dw to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
The quote goes something like:
I only like to design things that can be built. When you don't, you design a lot of wild ideas that can't be built. And that's not what I want to do.
That's roughly what I remember, but it's not exact. I cannot find the quote at all. I thought it was in the NY Times, but I can't find a match there. I seem to remember it was in a newspaper, and the article was published around when she was awarded a MacArthur last year. The article, as I recall, talked about Gang being a female architect in a male-dominated field and her design of the Aqua Tower in Chicago. The quote is in one of the final paragraphs.
I need to make a point in a presentation on design about the balance between aspirational design and practical design. But my Google-fu has come up with nothing. Maybe someone else can?