I focus on using design to shape the human experience. She conducts research in Mexico under her Design for Development (D4D) initiative—working with indigenous artisan-entrepreneurs to foster local development.

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Cultural Mixing: Hybrid Visual Culture in the Dominican Republic

In colonized spaces, the cultural values and modes of communication of the 'other' have historically played a subordinate role to the dominant colonial cultures. In this paper I investigate how issues of power and hybridity are manifested through visual and textual materials in the public space of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and consider implications for the study of culture in general and visual culture in particular.

Article: Print


Article: Electronic