Design + Development = Confusion. For now.
The first couple days of Buenos Aires were filled with talks and workshops built around the idea of approaching complex issues from a design perspective, from a development perspective.. and boy do those things mix like oil and water.
Best line from the frustrated social scientists: “El mapa es un instrumento de colonialismo.” (The map is an instrument of colonialism) – Rebecca in response to how the architects approached the issue of people living in “las villas” (slums). THAT got quite the reaction.
During the process I found myself speaking Spanglish to get my point across.. a symbolic sign of the mezcla to come when disciplines and dialects mix and match? Hello hybridity =]