What the Popol Vuh can teach design

Ricardo Sosa
Monash Art, Design & Architecture

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Ingår i: ServDes.2020 Tensions, Paradoxes and Plurality Conference Proceedings, 2-5th February 2021, Melbourne, Australia

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 173:13, s. 89-98

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Publicerad: 2020-12-22

ISBN: 978-91-7929-779-4

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


This focused reflection explores how Mesoamerican worldviews can inform design activity. Design here is understood as a type of thinking or an approach that underpins acts of creative imagination across design areas, including the design of products, services, and systems. Mayan accounts of creation are examined here to discover insights and entailments that sustain ways of creating that are different from the dominant Western paradigm of design. With this, we wish to formulate deep questions about the core beliefs and views of what design creation can be in a more plural and inclusive world.


co-creation; decolonization; global south; mayans; concientización


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