‘Constantly pushing the era forward isn’t always progress. We stand between the future and the past. I wonder if we could discover a key to our creativity not in that far-off target at which all society stares so intently, but rather in the extension of a vision that looks right through society from the past.
The future lies ahead of us, but behind us there is also a great accumulation of history - a resource for imagination and creativity. I think we call ‘creative’ that dynamism of intellectual conception that flows back and forth between the future and the past.’
Kenya Hara on creativity, from his phenomenal book Designing Design.