Name: Gabriela d’Amato
Headline: Repair is Beautiful: Paulo Goldstein Repairs Broken Objects to Be Better Than Before
Date: by Paulo Goldstein, 10/02/12
Source: Inhabitat [ design will save the world ]
Abstract: A recent collection by Paulo Goldstein began with the idea of solving frustration. In this particular case, a broken object object delivers frustration because it does not cater to it’s designed functionality, the same principal applies to cultural, network, and media environments as Appadurai explains in this weeks reading. In shifting our culture from that of a “making” one to a “changing” one, the idea of repair is extremely important, especially for designers. Repair allows us to take control of our objects and change them for the better. This is not only a sustainable outlook on product design, but a positive design for change that has the potential to impact cultural systems on a profound level. The final outcomes of Paulo’s designs are intriguingly repaired objects imbued with a fresh meaning and functionality. The once rejected broken objects reflect the environment that created them and call us to question society as a whole.
Global Issue: Design for Change [repair before re-do]
Primary Design Lens: Sustainable Design
Secondary Design Lens: Product Innovation