Armend Ajredini: The future will be utopian, or there will be none

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Armend Ajredini is a young talented designer from Kosovo,

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Life, everyday life turns me on both creatively and spiritually.  

What turns you off?
Social inequality it is what turns me off. The feeling of beeing powerless that this phenomenon gives to you.

What is your favorite virtue?
Honesty is my favorite virtue.

What Is Your Purpose in Life?
I don’t know if I’m able to give a definitive answer right now to the “purpose of life question”, but an answer I could give is: I would like my name to mean something in the art world.

Are you ready to fight for a cause? Which one?
While growing up my heroes were people who gave everything fighting for their cause, i admired their sense of self-denial.
A cause I’m always willing to fight for is the freedom of speech.

You want to keep reinventing yourself?
I used to study geodesy before my art studies, so yes,I love reinventing myself.

What is an emotion?
I don’t know the scientific explanation of emotion (if there is one) but i understand it like an strong feeling coming from inside.

Is society greater than the individual?
Yes, absolutely the society is bigger than the individual, that’s what makes us political animals, and makes the difference between us and other animals.

How can you prove that anything exists outside your own mind?
Yes, absolutely the society is bigger than the individual, that’s what makes us political animals, and makes the difference between us and other animals.

Have we become less happy in this age of technology?
I don’t think happiness is measurable.

Are humans obligated to better themselves and will that make them happier?
I don’t know if improving ourself will make us happier but that’s something that never stops, it’s part of what makes us human, the non stoping evolution

Does life require a purpose and a goal?
I think life can go on without a goal or a purpose, but since we only live once i think goals make it more worthy.

What is happiness?
I don’t know what happiness is, maybe the feeling of beeing fulfilled.

Does evil come from within, and if so why?
Sometimes it seams that evil comes from a dark place inside of us, that we are not able to control, but that does not mean we should not fight it.

Why is beauty associated with morality?
I think the monotheistic religions had a big role in associating morality with beauty.

Is humanity doomed to head in a destructive direction?
Yes, sometimes looks like we as humankind  are cutting the tree that we are sitting on.

Your message for the utopian world?
My message to the utopian world: “The future will be utopian, or there will be none.” 

Enri Mato is an urban architect and photographer born in 1986 into a family of artists. His father was a sculptor and his mother was a restorer, who worked at the Louvre Museum in Paris. He grew up in Tirana, where he discovered his interest in photography and art at an early age.