Design for the First World
This is a very interesting design competition: somewhat subversive, wholly novel but really the question for me was “what took it so long?”
Our fellows in the first world often come to visit and give us their well intentioned but often very problematic “solutions”. We thought, why don’t we pay back? Dx1W is a competition for designers, artists, scientists, makers and thinkers in developing countries to provide solutions for First World problems.
Just as how a person from a first-world country may imagine the ‘typical’ problems of the entire third world, there were telling suggestions of ideas/problem spheres for the developed countries:
- Reducing obesity
- Address ing aging pop u la tion and low birth rate
- Reduc ing con sump tion rate of mass pro duced goods
- Integrating the immigrant population.
I’d be very eager to see the results!