Preserving Culture in Design
Editor: Erik Bohemia, Arthur Eger, Wouter Eggink, Ahmed Kovacevic, Brian Parkinson, Wessel Wits
Author: Troy Austin Leininger
Institution: Brigham Young University, Utah, USA
Section: Design Education and Design Cultures
Technology has created a new culture, a new community - the online community. The ability to interact with a person 8.000 kilometres away has all but dissolved boundaries that once existed. This super-connectivity unifies the human race; but as cultures blend, some aspects are lost. As designers we need to recognize this trend and return to our roots - return to what makes us who we are.
The Cikrak chair by Adrien Garder