A Practical Experience on Acting Local Thinking Global: Design as the enabler of new sources of collaboration

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Abstract

The paper describes a workshop, outlined in order to use design both as a strategic tool and a tangible outcome, in the context of the furniture and the stone industries of Portuguese Ribatejo region. The projects revealed a different kind of thinking, merging design knowledge that came from the specific level of professional activity and academic research. It was aimed to act local, but concerning global issues as well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies
Number of pages263
Place of PublicationSao Paulo, Brazil
Publication dateSep 2012
Pages260
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Product Design
  • Economic development
  • Cooperation
  • Innovation
  • territorial development

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