The word broken has a negative connotation. Let’s fix that and flip it to the positive.
Leo Yip is well versed on the concept of broken. He enjoys breaking things apart and putting them back together again. In fact, he does it so well, he’s turned it into his career: the art of studying an items function, analysing its moving parts, and then re-designing and re-building it better than it was before.
Growing up with Run DMC and a skateboard in the no-rules generation of the 90’s, Leo broke his path towards medicine to pursue his love for all things design. In his talk, Leo shares some of the ways in which he considers ‘broken’ to be opportunistic. For Leo, when something is broken it is not necessarily damaged or fractal, but rather not functioning properly - and needing a fix. Leo shares his passion for all things broken through his work, where he collaborates with his co-workers, clients and students to find creative solves.