Signs on urban streets of India represent a diverse graphical expression. Meena explores the history, influences, and characterists of contemporary typography of streets of India. When encountering the Indian streetscape, one is struck by the diversity of competing signs. India lacks a shared language so the signs are to decoded by a diverse population. Different […]
Meena Kadri writes at this blog and she’s basically who I want to be when I grow up. She has a Bachelor Degree in Anthropology, Masters in Design, and regularly writes and lectures about the intersection of culture and design, and writes regularly for all the best publications (The Guardian, Monocle, Design Observer, Works That Work etc). She’s sort of amazing. Her blog rocks. She’s a bit ambiguous though, which is actually a little bit refreshing.
As someone who makes and breaks digital artefacts and has a vested interest in the future of projection mapping, this is out of this world!! Makes me so excited to learn about projection mapping, I think there are some seriously powerful applications RE: design futures and history of place.
I am in my graduate semester right now from a Bachelor of Design, and am consequently SO crazy busy piecing together last assessments and my portfolio. To be honest, I’m not really sure which way is up RN. I’ll be automating my posts as I find them for now, but probably won’t spend much time going into detail about what I think about each article or artefact. I apologise for the predicted mediocrity of my blog over the next few months! But rest assured it will be a fantastic return in November!!
A few years ago, modern British food was on the up. Now we’re eating American and south Asian, and the high street is still full of Italian, Japanese and Mexican chains. What went wrong, asks Thomas Hobbs
Currently doing a miniature research project on food rituals and culture – I’m mainly looking at this from the context of British colonialism, and mostly localised to India (although Westernisation is generally one of the themes I’ve investigating within) and so naturally this piqued my interest. I guess because Britain is wondering why there are all these “Other” foods taking over the cuisine scene and well, it seems sort of obvious that this might have something to do with Colonialism… but that’s really just speculation from me, and that claim needs to be researched. But still an interesting idea, especially since I am mainly only looking at food in India.
As outlandish proposals to tame Leeds’ lethal wind-tunnel tower are unveiled, we look at how architects have dealt with other epic fails
This is something that’s not discussed enough in architecture/urban planning/design in general, and its so problematic. It’s come up a lot in Design Futures, but still I can’t understand how it’s not just blindingly obvious.