In the year 2009, I was sitting at The Monarch with my laptop to have one of the most interesting Skype conferences of my life.
The Monarch was a cool pub next to my apartment in Camden Town London. London has this unique characteristic of historical elements mixed up with avant-garde. So it was no surprise that I developed an interest for the intersection between history and consciousness.
In fact, my life in London was full of experiences with people who were madly confident. I noticed especially that British people were very proud about their heritage. Any place I’ve been to had a name of a royal, king, or knight. For someone who is into innovation and creating the future this observations were just side effects. Nevertheless they had obviously influences on my consciousness for some reason.
I started to develop a curiosity for mysteries that have not been revealed yet. For some reason I could imagine that there must be a phenomenon in the history of the world that has not been fully decoded and understood yet.
After developing LALIAFLIA I had set up a method that works for anything human made. This bold statement might sounds megalomanic, but in fact it’s just a universal approach to things.
Now the core principle of LALIAFLIA has been to use living phenomenons in abstract forms like trees and starfishes to understand design (a.k.a. anything human made). LALIAFLIA always deals with the question: What inspires this?
On top, discovering mysteries is linked to the basic techniques that I’m used to from innovation processes: questioning conventions, challenging authorities, taking risks, raising the bar, going beyond the predictable ect.
to be continued…