Include 2007

From 1 to 4 April the RCA hosted the Include 2007 conference, organised by the Helen Hamlyn Centre. About 150 people from all over the world gathered to present and discuss inclusive design projects. Paula_dibThe most impressive presentation was by Paula Dib from Trans.forma Design in Brazil. She runs amazing projects where people from under-developed areas in Brazil create innovative products from cheap local materials to be sold in the more developed urban centres. Paula is the catalysator of a new way of looking at craft and design that makes respectful use of cultural and social roots. This a new and refreshing way of economic development and transformation. Paula presents herself as a social designer.