Posts Tagged ‘ ethical design ’
JR is a photographer and street artist who takes lively close-ups of ordinary people and pastes their images large-scale in public places all around the world. As well as being visually striking, his projects provide a social commentary which has just seen him awarded with the highly regarded TED Prize.
Women Are Heroes: focusing on women living in repressive areas, this project puts a human face on an oppressed group of society. This project has been turned into a film of the same name.
It’s common for designers in the first world to try to create products or ideas to help citizens of less fortunate countries. This competition, however, is giving the opportunity for designers aged 13 or over in the developing world to solve problems in developed countries. They are looking for the following solutions:
- Reducing obesity.
- Addressing aging population and low birth rate.
- Reducing consumption rate of mass produced goods.
- Integrating the immigrant population.
As a British citizen I can’t enter this competition, however I am very interested in seeing the final results.