Cairo, EG


New publication from Cairo Egypt. (zawia#00:Change Pre-Release Preview)

By Zawia
Aug 1, '12 5:21 AM EST

Zawia’s upcoming volume will be targeted towards discussing the significantly changing realities imposed on all social, political and economic systems and their influence on design disciplines. The complex global situation and continuous fluctuations within these systems demand a new understanding and repositioning of the field. Responding to issues such as the failing economic and political systems worldwide, growing discontent with capitalism and the dominance of its financial institutions, unemployment, social injustice, and the empowering created by social media networks becomes a necessity, if the discipline is to remain relevant and involved in the remaking of these structures. Zawia’s ‘Change’ volume will attempt to demonstrate if architects are ready to embrace the changing ideals and the new modes of operation, and if they are willing to help better people’s lives rather than focusing on glorifying design or architecture.