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Kanye West Talks Design at Harvard

‘I believe Utopia is possible,’ he told a group of students

With his Yeezus tour all fine-tuned, Kanye West took a moment yesterday to stop by Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and talk about one of his favorite subjects besides himself: creating. The surprise mini-lecture found Kanye sharing his thoughts on a few different subjects, with a persistent theme emerging that he sees everything as “architected.” 

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“I really do believe the world can be saved by design,” he said. “If I sit down and talk to Oprah for two hours, the conversation is about realization, self-realization and seeing your creativity happen in front of you.” He then spoke about office jobs, politicians, creativity, and how he appreciated that his audience, the Harvard students, are not lazy. 

Everyone in the room was offered free tickets to that evening’s show – but West preempted their judgments with just a bit of soul baring. “I’m a bit self-concious because I’m showing it to architects,” he said. “It’s an expression of emotion.”

West’s Yeezus tour resumes tomorrow night in Brooklyn. 

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