San Diego, Twitter, CEO discussed on Revision Path
And it's not. We're not just a homogeneous group so I. I had early realization that I didn't have to try and be black. I just was black and that hat. Blackness can exist on a very large spectrum but it still impactful. It's still carries the same narrative story but my hey experiences are going to add to that history and that legacy to create something unique but I need to make sure that I carry Gary all of that with me into every room. I go to into every like time. I'm sitting with like a CEO or a C.. Suite person at Google. I need to bring with me. The legacy inherited a blackness and be proud of it and speak with the strength of that heritage. Wow now where do you see yourself in the next five years. What kind of work do you want to be doing? Twenty twenty-five and so me and a couple of my friends actually started project. That's actually building a restaurant group. We have two restaurants one is actually opening like they're actually building. Currently one is opening at the beginning of twenty twenty one. There's another one that's opening in October. And then we have a retail space. That's it's opening and like next month and so that to me is the next project and it kind of stems from crafted which is again like this space space in just to put more Colorado. I actually explained crafted as a living art experience that uses space in food and art to create empathy between disparate groups of people. And for me going back to like what I do. Art As art. The true in goal of art is not to create. Something beautiful is actually to create opportunity for conversation. That conversation can create change but in a conversation list society that silos us through Algorithms conversations between disparate group of people stopped happening and therefore it kind of limits. The amount of change that we can in have like impactful chains so crafted was that opportunity for me to create a space for conversation between district people to create change in and so extending that. We're looking at how we can actually go into some of these different neighborhoods so the chef and the guy who actually has own these different properties on I'm a partner in it but like the main owner. He's from this neighborhood called national city and for him. He grew up there but he always had to leave there to go to restaurants restaurants coffee shops. Like go anywhere which removes that since a pride in your neighborhood and when you have a sense of pride in your neighborhood then people begin to invest best more invest more time and invest more energy into that neighborhood. It's very similar to what we're seeing now in San Diego now that they see all these different things are going on. People are more proud proud to be in San Diego and then they're more likely to invest more likely to stay in so what we're trying to do in this neighborhood called national city where all of our three concepts are actually opening on one st is trying to create a sense of pride in that neighborhood so people feel prideful. They WANNA stay. And they want to reinvest into the community and so it's almost. How do you move into a neighborhood or not even moving? Because he's from there. But how do you reinvest into your community without outed ever having the need to be gentrified so I think we're trying to like for me that's like my my thing is like how do we figure out this fucking gentrification problem uh-huh oh it's almost going back to my passion for city plant or not passionate like what my goal of city planning was is going back to like these things that I had had from the very beginning which is how do you create equitable living spaces and make sure that your fostering opportunities conversation to create empathy and so oh my over the next couple of years. We're going to be launching those three projects and then from there who knows will say is probably going to be more stuff like that like. How do I just just getting deeper involved in helping to build true community reinvestment community? I'm big on community. Well see well just kind of wrap things up here. Where can our audience find out more about you and about your work on line? So of course you can go to basic agency DOT COM to see the agencies work and if you want to learn more about crafted you can actually go on instagram at experience crafted again. That's at experienced experienced crafted. And then if you WanNa follow me it's just at or when hines berry and that's on twitter. This is all on instagram. I mainly use instagram. A partial because I'm managing a lot of different social accounts and I can't be like going back and forth between twitter instagram. I find instagram by my main space to create conversation. So yeah definitely the main thing I would encourage people to follow is probably the experience crafted instagram. Just because that's where I put a lot of my time. I am a lot of my efforts. Outside of basic sounds good. We'll Irwin Hinds. I want to thank you so much for coming on the show. I mean I sort of had an idea. Yeah when I started this conversation kind of where things go but you you blew my mind like finding out about more about your background and seeing how now you've been able to we've all of these disparate experiences and influences into your story and then use that to like guide your work and go back out and give to the community. I mean it is such an inspiring thing to hear one of one of the themes that I'm trying to sort of carry throughout the a year is basically. How are we as black designers helping to build a more equitable future? Whoa and I feel that certainly you are doing it? I mean one through your design and branding work but then also through experience crafted and then through these actual physical spaces aces these restaurants and retail. Space I mean when they say people out here like doing it for the calls. You're out here doing it for the culture. Thank you thank you on the show. Oh I appreciate it. Thank you man. If I could leave with one one last thing. It actually goes to exactly what you're saying I think and I and I when I've had conversation with like other people of Color in general that from a very young age since we grew up in America we were actually forced to learn empathy and a sense of understanding of people outside of ourselves before we even were able to understand ourselves and so I think that is a very very powerful tool set as a creative to have in our tool bill because we can approach every single thing with a broader understanding and bringing that in making ensure. You're bringing that in making sure you're not shying away from it to me would be like the one thing. I hope that people like move move forward with Big.