Multidisciplinary designer from Chile based in New York. 


“Beyond Form Beyond Function” reflects on the role of design within the capitalist system and on the idea of liberation from the taught design principle that form follows function. The language of form can be derived from many points of inspiration, including beauty, sensitivity, discomfort & irrationality.

The statement "Beyond Form Beyond Function" suggests that design should not be limited to serving the needs of the capitalist system or to following the traditional design principle that form follows function. Instead, design should be seen as a tool for liberation and self-expression, capable of communicating ideas and emotions beyond the functional requirements.

The language of form in design can be derived from various sources, including beauty, sensitivity, discomfort, and irrationality. Beauty can inspire designers to create aesthetically pleasing that evoke positive emotions. Sensitivity can help designers create with empathy to the needs of different people and cultures. Discomfort can be used to challenge the status quo and provoke thought and reflection. Irrationality can help designers create  the unexpected and push the boundaries of what is considered “normal” or rational.

However, it's important to note that design is still influenced by the capitalist system and market forces. Nevertheless, by exploring the language of form beyond function, designers can explore and create works that are more expressive, meaningful, and reflective of human experiences and emotions.