“MADE BY” VS. “DESIGNED BY” – TWO APPROACHES IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COLLABORATIONS WITH ARTISAN COMMUNITIES

Cynthia Lawson

Abstract


Myriad organizations such as Aid to Artisans (Aid to Artisans 2009), individuals, and most recently, universities, have embarked on projects through which they hope to create a significant, and positive, impact on artisan communities in the areas of design, marketing, and business, with the principal goal for these communities to generate income via the sale of their artisan goods. This exploratory article discusses how the “Designed By” and “Made By” models can be used at different times, and with very different goals, and talks about the challenges and advantages of each.


Keywords


collaborative community development, sustainable development, artisans

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