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Above: mototaxi in Peru; source: internet

‘THE FABRIC OF MUMBAI’s SOCIAL CHANGE”

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Mototaxi in Peru; source: internet

Building on the posts exploring representation and identity – SKINS + SIGNS , iconography becomes a key element. Images and symbols are adopted, adapted and transformed  to represent specific messages, values and aspirations- from  the use of the doric column, to explicit “duck architecture” and “decorated sheds”(referencing Venturi). From static structures and buildings, toto mobile vehicles and signs, we see these icons and symbols flowing through our cities and urban fabric.

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In Haiti, heads and profiles indicate barber shops and beauty salons, while whites and blues delineate potable water postes. source: USnews.

 

 

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