World-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind inspires us with his eternally optimistic world-view and powerfully uplifting story of being born into persecution, immigrating to “the promised land” of the U.S. and participating in the space race. As the architect responsible for the master plan of the World Trade Center site, he composes memory in order to heal the future. Oh and he’s got mad accordion skills.
Our talk with Daniel Libeskind was not only informative, but inspirational and moving. We wanted to keep the conversation going, so we asked him to share some more for our show notes:
What is your earliest memory?
Walking on the street of Lodz (Poland) bare foot in the snow.
What’s been your favorite project and why?
My work because…There is no why!
What’s the best advice that you’ve ever gotten?
From my mother: “Don’t be impressed by authority”
How do you record your ideas?
What book is on your nightstand?
Alejandro Zambra “Multiple Choice”
Why is authenticity in design important?
Because the true is true and lies are lies.
Favorite restaurant in your city?
Faun in Prospect Heights
Favorite song to play on the accordion?
Toccata in D Minor
What might we find on your desk right now?
Who do you look up to and why?
The future because that is where it is happening.
What are the most recent songs you listened to?
Yasmin Levy, Shmuot
Skip James, Devil got my woman
Bob Dylan, Hurricane
Amalia Rodrigues, Barco Negro
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