Monday, 11 April 2011

another side to design

Of course, the other side to design  -in a place without a history of consumerism  (and where, even now supply is very uneven) - is that most ordinary people make do, don't throw things away, and are very inventive in fixing things with bits of string.

The results are not pretty, neat or clever. But such repairs and 'innovations' do, for me, reflect a certain enjoyable directness here Thus, the common response to any suggestion is not the more typically English one (which involves discussing the difficulties and issues your suggestion raises) but instead a very straightforward  "of course" or "why not". 

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