Should Indian Design Go Dutch?

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rencontres de saint alban 2012 Last week in Mumbai, the Embassy of the Netherlands, along with an array of Dutch design institutions and practitioners, had a proposition for India: Dutch design has learned something critical and new, they argued, about respecting end-users and designing for context. It embodies principles of economy and even parsimony. It has a flat, inclusive vision of society, and is well oriented to work for India’s lower income and marginal communities. It is systematic in its approach, it blends the practical with the aesthetic with the whimsical. To address the large challenges in our society, we should give it a try.

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