Cultural Design

Culture provides the catalyst for Designer to create services and products that are fit for their context but also innovative and culturally sensitive.

Our role as designers hinges on integrating the socio-cultural factors that leads to the final outcome. Now more than ever, we need to be aware of the impact of culture.

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Diversity in Motion

Diversity in Motion

There is a need for developing “communities of purpose” to create a supportive environment at the local level for migrant women in business.

Contemporary Chinese Design

Contemporary Chinese Design

The need for visual authenticity in a designed object can at times relegate it to a frozen […]

Chinese Aesthetic Transculturation

Chinese Aesthetic Transculturation

“Poetry expresses human aspiration” – Shang Shu John Berger’s TV documentary on Ways of Seeing is worth […]

Contemporary Indian Design

Contemporary Indian Design

The philosophy or driving model behind the industrialised age was the promise of “equitable access” and “leveler […]

Transcultural Indian Aesthetics

Transcultural Indian Aesthetics

the aesthetic mode is an experience of the whole man and not a part of him. – […]

Contemporary Zimbabwean Design

Contemporary Zimbabwean Design

This week’s readings were both inspirational and quite depressing. Starvation taught me art, was a particularly gruesome […]

Transcultural Zimbabwean Aesthetic

Transcultural Zimbabwean Aesthetic

Culture is the continous reflective thread with which we weave our exprience…

Australian Indigenous Aesthetics

Australian Indigenous Aesthetics

It only requires one invention to initiate a representational tradition. The important issue is not the ability […]

Appropriation and Misappropriation

Appropriation and Misappropriation

The big theories are dead, the individual is dead, Culture/culture is dead, Art is dead. Shoot me […]

Thinking with Things

Thinking with Things

“… that man’s desire finds its meaning in the desire of the other, not so much because […]

Diversity in Motion – BPW Australia

Diversity in Motion – BPW Australia

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Dialectics of Inspiration & Execution

Dialectics of Inspiration & Execution

“By Targeting the needs of groups who are marginalised by conventional design practices, Inclusive Design links to […]