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24 DECEMBER 2013

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil: transforming markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm

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Africa • animal fat • Asia-Pacific • better management practices • biodiversity • biofuel • Caribbean • confectionary • cooking oil • cosmeticscritical habitatdeforestationdestructive practicesdetergent • edible oils • elephantendangered speciesenvironmental challengesethical consumption • feeding the planet • foodfood ingredientfood productionforest-dwelling peoplesglobal challenge • global oil production • GreenPalm • Greenpeace • habitat • herbicide • ice-cream • Indonesia • industrial lubricant • intensive agricultureLatin America • lipstick • MalaysiamargarinemonocultureNGONigeriaoil • oil palm tree • oil producing plant • orangutan • Oxfam • palm fruit • palm oil • palm oil industry • palm oil production • pesticideplant oil • plantation • rainforest • Rainforest Alliance • rainforest protection • rapeseed oil • rhino • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) • RSPO • shampoo • smallholders • soapSoutheast Asia • soya oil • sunflower oil • sustainabilitysustainable agriculturesustainable production practicestigertropical forestvegetable oilwaxWWF

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Simon Perkins
27 JUNE 2012

Design + Culture: A Return to Fundamentalism?

"whilst the application of design is multiplying exponentially, it is also loosing its validity as an authentic cultural icon. It has become synonymous with cloning the face of global culture itself, more often representing the uniformity of mass globalisation, rather than reflecting the facets of cultural difference and diversity.

The cultural attributes of difference and diversity have been fundamentally weakened, and like face that has undergone cosmetic surgery, the result is a facsimile vaguely familiar but disturbingly without a true sense of identity. It is everyone's and no one's, and belongs in no single place more than another. ...

Design has become omnipresent within Culture, as it has been adopted as a convenient badge to add value and market commodity, and to signify identity. Following Designer era of 1980's, the added value of design was replaced by design as cultural value, embodied in leading Brands of the 1990's. ...

in the 21st Century the task of capturing Culture has become more and more difficult in terms of expressing culture through the medium of design. Design increasingly struggles for a clear sense of definition, and one is left asking, what can Culture really mean today, if it is no longer tied to consumer lifestyle? We remain in a post–contemporary state where we require a redefinition of meaning, value and identity. ...

The uncertainty of a designed fusion Culture has replaced the certainty of traditional cultural monoculture. Which in turn has been diluted by an obsession with 'cultural materialism'. What remains of the original cultural sources are being plundered in order to restock our lack of creative DNA. The net result is an erosion of the remaining authentic sources, but also the creation of a 'cultural time lag' which has been generated by a convergence of trans–cultural fusions, hybridisation, and of recurrent cultural cross referencing."

(David Carlson on 21 Mar 21 2011, David Report)

Fig.1 paper sculptures made by Jennifer Collier [http://jennifercollier.co.uk/].

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Simon Perkins
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