Week 8: Design, Development, Culture, and Cultural Legacies in Asia.

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The paper starts by comparing two definitions of Asian design; one as the adoption of western design as a discipline to stimulate economic and industrial growth; the second as the idea that each nation has it’s own unique cultural identity that is evident in it’s traditional arts, crafts and architecture.

A brief history of the west’s influence on Asian countries through design and the complexities of balancing economic growth, social/cultural structure, and the environment are explored and discussed with thought provoking examples.

After reading I was given the impression that there is huge potential for nations of Asia to flourish, and for that to happen requires better communication between all concerned ie, designers, governments, manufactures, and the people.

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