Speed Date / TEREZA MACO, graphic designer
Where are you from?
From the housing estate West.
Where did you study?
Primary and secondary art school, uni (with a low-class ending)
Who was your best teacher?
Táňa Harachová, she taught me at the primary art school. I guess no one has ever looked at my bad still lifes with such an affection as she has.
Who were/are your parents?
My Mr. Dad is a huge Bach’s lover and of all the classical stuff really.
My. Ms. Mom is a lover of plants of all sorts (with the exception of invasion species such as Ailanthus altissima).
What don’t you enjoy in design?
What I don’t enjoy about design or architecture are discussions about design and architecture…
And on the contrary, what do you?
And on the contrary, what I do enjoy in design and architecture are discussions about e.g. music.
What do you listen to?
Everything from Hurrian Hymn no.6 – c.1400 B.C. to weird pop from the ends of internets.
Your favourite film or cartoon?
Alejandro Jodorowsky – Holy Mountain.
Who do you respect as an authority in and out of your field?
Petr Babák, because he throws books at a wall.
Last thing you bought?
White Ritter Sport chocolate.
Do you vote?
Who throws best parties?
Your favourite dome?
The Auditorium of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra by Vladimír Dedeček.
Party dress. Made by…?
From the second-hand shop.
Your hero from the past?
Orpheus and Havel.
My room where I can snuggle up.
Do you have any stereotypes when you work? How do they show?
When I take a liking to some typeface, I can use it till I drop.
What’s on your desktop?
A folder named Mess and that’s where I hide all my mess.
Július Koller – Ping Pong Club (Mumok, Vienna).
What do you respect both from the local and foreign design scene? And why?
Any effort for authenticity, critical reflection… and an effort for a better world?
Morals or money?
As a cultural worker and social capitalist I have it that morals and money do not necessarily have to make a threat to one another.
It’s a tough one, I like Kundera’s Immortality and a thin book titled Artificial Baits – a pocket encyclopedia of a modern fisherman.
Optimist, pessimist, nihilist?
A religious atheist.
Do you have any hobby?
I have one: my cats!
Solo or in a collective?
Slovakia as the Promised Land?
Maybe once, if we take an effort.