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A proposal to rescue rationality in Brazilian design education

Leite, João de Souza;

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Regardless its undeniable universal dimension as an intrinsic activity of man, there is no way to deny that design understanding is something culturally situated. In some sense, its understanding suffers direct interference from the original circumstances of each cultural environment. Every culture has its own instruments and habits to develop its projects. Although, given the almost synchronous planetary technology, one can admit a quite common nature to some proper current objects of contemporary life. So, it seems to be a paradox to face here. Which way should we, design educators, trail? Should we call for reason, with its universal approach, whenever facing such similar complex problems throughout the world? This article intents to observe this kind of relations while considering design education in Brazil. Besides its widespread today, Brazilian design is still very far from achieving the purpose that should be its core issue – to improve a proper approach to the serious design problems that reach all segments of Brazilian society

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Palavras-chave: design culture, national identity, design theory, design education, Brazil,

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DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0057

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Leite, João de Souza; "A proposal to rescue rationality in Brazilian design education", p. 409-414 . In: Tradition, Transition, Tragectories: major or minor influences? [=ICDHS 2014 - 9th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0057

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