Sunday, July 18, 2010

Is Humanitarian Design the New Imperialism?

image stolen from here

A very interesting outlook on "humanitarian" design, which we also experienced during the time of the tsunami relief construction projects.

"So what’s going on? Did what I see in these two occasions represent something wider and deeper? Is the new humanitarian design coming out of the U.S. and Europe being perceived through post-colonial eyes as colonialism? Are the American and European designers presuming too much in their attempt to do good?"

Read the full article here


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