Satyendra Pakhalé: Culture of Creation
In the midst of the divisive Corona pandemic, a new book explores design’s role in fostering the common good
The design book Satyendra Pakhalé Culture of Creation illustrates the designer’s body of works created over more than last two decades and contains 12 critical essays by leading design thinkers and practitioners, covering a wide range of topics with a refreshing new perspective exploring design’s role in fostering the common good — a design for social cohesion.
In Pakhalé’s view, ‘Design is a cultural act about justice as much as utility and beauty.’
The polymath creator Satyendra Pakhalé sees the world as one place of our common human condition. Why we as human beings do what we do and how the things we create nurture our sensorial and social nature is what the book ‘Culture of Creation’ delves into. The role of design is to further develop the concept of ‘social modernity’ — ‘social’ not in the sense of ‘charitable’, but rather ‘conducive to social cohesion’ as collective welfare and happiness of our entire ecosystem. The ideal thus referenced is also expressed in the concept of the ‘common good’, meaning whatever is best for all the sentient beings and for their harmonious co-existence in the long run.
Satyendra Pakhalé Culture of Creation
Alberto Alessi, Juhani Pallasmaa, Paola Antonelli, Jacques Barsac, Giulio Cappellini, Aric Chen, Cristiano Crosetta, Ingeborg de Roode, Rene Spitz, Tiziana Proietti, Vittorio Livi and Stefano Marzano
nai010 publishers, Rotterdam, NL | design: Mainstudio | English | hardcover | 22 x 28 cm | 448 pages