Design Fault Lines

This project first began a year ago in an attempt to decolonise my references - a weekly Instazine which explored Women of Colour artists and designers outside the Eurocentric approach to design.  The future of DFL should also continue to challenge the way we perceive design, around the world in the form of a website.

The traditional map we are exposed to was created with a Western predilection. Countries in the southern hemisphere are drawn far smaller in comparison. This distortion is amplified as a 3D sphere, is then translated into a 2D image.

 

To solve this issue, Buckminster Fuller created the Dymaxion Map in 1943. It is divided into 20 triangle that can be folded into a sphere. It can be viewed any way the reader likes as there is no specified direction.

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