Editorial. Design and Cultural Diversity
By raising the theme of Design and Cultural Diversity in this special issue of FormAkademisk we hope to stimulate a broad cross disciplinary discussion on the interplay of cultures within the field of design and design education. The main dimensions of the topic might be summarized as:
- The dimensions and meanings of cultural diversity
- Politics and power
- Transmission and transition of cultures
- Heritage and innovation
- Indigenous and vernacular traditions versus fashion and euro-centered attitudes
- Design and learning approaches
These matters are complex, deeply interwoven and interdependent. This series of articles discusses how design might support an innovative development that takes care of diverse traditions and attitudes, supports equality and peaceful co-existence.
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