Design something and do it for good! (Luca De Michele)Posted: June 1, 2011
As designers, we are the stewards of the communication of knowledge. And it has never been easier, never less expensive… never more immediate, to send messages over great distances to larger and larger populations.
The Internet makes so much sharing possible but may be that the digital will divide of our global society separates humanity into two groups: the technological haves and the have-nots.
This dangerous divide increases the risk that the rich will get richer, while the poor get poorer.
We have a choice to make: to help sell more caffeinated sugar water to children, or to use our skills and our opportunities to help create a better world!
Like one of the NY time article says: Most things that are design are made to solve the problems of the richest 10% of the world. Here are some links about a designer who is solving the problems of the other 90%.
We must act, be heard… and sometimes simply say no… by designing a better yes.
“We, the undersigned, are graphic designers, photographers and students who have been brought up in a world in which the techniques and apparatus of advertising have persistently been presented to us as the most lucrative, effective and desirable means of using our talents.” (from the Manifesto, Ken Garland).