As part of our Shaping Design Through Education series, Impact Design Hub is trying something a little different. One of our readers named Valia Mouheich reached out to us to answer a few questions for her thesis at ESADSE (École supérieure d’Art de Design de Saint-Étienne, France). We were very intrigued by her questionnaire and wanted to pose these questions to our audience as well. Valia’s research is focused on the power of design as a social, economic and political ladder on both national and international levels. She is particularly interested in questioning design’s status as a diplomatic tool to help solve problems between societies and reduce tension between countries.
We would greatly appreciate if you took a few minutes to read through Valia’s six questions and provide your answers and insights.
1- Do you believe in the idea that design has an impact on the way people react? How, in what way, and in which conditions?
2- Can design make a change on the international level? How?
3- Do you consider design as a tool to strengthen cultural relations between countries, and lead to social development both on national and international levels?