I was looking back at Collyn Ahart’s talk at the Do Lectures where she talks about selling your pursuit, not your product
. Watch it here
. It’s one of my favourite talks.
It made me think about the social role of what I do. I’m not sure what that is that, but it has made me think.
In Understanding the Role of the Designer in Society, Jill Grant and Frank Fox said in 1992 that:
Designers work at the intersection of [cultural] trends; their problems are among the key problems of the overdeveloped society
I wasn’t sure what an ‘overdeveloped society’ was, so I looked it up. Apparently it is ’ a way of seeing global inequality that focuses on the negative consequences of excessive consumption.’
I’m guessing examples of that would include the current plastic packaging issue, palm oil production and deforestation. Maybe homelessness and alcoholism.
I would sure love to start solving those challenges.
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