LOW COST DESIGN VOLUME 2
|Author:||Perra Daniele Pario|
"Low Cost Design" is based on the principle that the most innovative design ideas are not necessarily the ones passing through the patent offices, architectural and design studios or the computers of multinational companies; on the contrary, they are often born from some simple everyday solutions and the brilliant flash of a practical mind. Functioning as a visual dictionary of everyday ingenuity and self-sufficiency, and spanning Northern Europe and the southern Mediterranean, this second volume of "Low Cost Design" catalogues further inspiring examples of the creative repurposing of detritus, and of overlooked land, by ordinary people--whether for reasons of subsistence, politics or sheer artistry. As in the first volume, the various innovations are classified as either "objects" or "actions." Together they form a fascinating sociological, urban and ethnographical panorama of contemporary knowhow.