A large meeting last week at the Tropen Institute in Amsterdam marked the launch of a new project, Dutch Design In Development (DDiD). Participants ranged from young designers struggling to make a living by importing textiles from Africa, to eco-tourism marketeers, and consultants who advise global companies how to behave responsibly. My own contribution was to complain that economists tend to define â€˜developmentâ€™ in terms of growth and productivity but ignore their impact on well-being. The day I spoke, a survey by the New Economics Foundation in the UK found that although the British economy has doubled since 1970, peoplesâ€™ satisfaction with life has barely changed – and their consumption of antidepressants has skyrocketed.
Design in development (cont.)
John Thackara2005-03-12T11:49:20+00:00March 12th, 2005|development|
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