The Neo-Local design project explores ways to combine design with the skills of the local dimension. At the core of the project are the culture of design and a non-nostalgic approach to local values and to tradition.
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In this perspective, the project embraces the use of smart technologies as a way to ensure a space – even economical – to different ways of thinking and producing things. Aiming at getting closer to the needs of the human community, in every ‘local’ place of the earth.
Our project starts in Sardinia, an island that has never lost a strong connection with its territory and traditions, and that can therefore be a working laboratory for our research, offering a new model for the combination of needs, identity and sustainable development.
Neo-local is a space for discussion opened to the contributions of every community, group, people willing to look around to rediscover, through design, new ways of development.
The project’s actual form is that of a blog/magazine, with four periodic issues – one for each season – plus a special christmas issue. Our first is based on light contributions, in the shape of short articles, structured in sub categories such as: projects, resources, events, activities, plus a news section. This creates an archive that can be interactively sorted through keywords.
Neolocal design is a blog open to contribution from experts, designers, craftsman and anybody wishing to share experiences, references or thoughts on the relation between tradition and innovation through design.
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