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Nancy Margried: Batik + Math = Innovation

  • Matheos Viktor Messakh

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 27 2009   /  01:20 pm

A woman's advice is no great thing, according to an old proverb, but he who won't take it is a fool.Perhaps architect Muhammad Lukman and mathematician Yun Hariyadi were aware of this when their friend Nancy Margried criticized their poor self-presentation.Nancy met Lukman after he held an exhibition of his mathematics-based architectural works at a caf* in Bandung."I believe he has a brilliant mind but he presented it in such a bad way that nobody would even look at *his works*," Nancy said.She and Lukman became friends, with Lukman later introducing her to Yun Hariyadi."He also has a brilliant mind but I didn't really understand what he said," Nancy said laughing."For me, something has to be able to be understood if we want to make it useful for people," added the public relations expert from Medan in North Sumatra. "When it comes to design, never make it too weird or people won't look...