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“ What is most concerning is your obvious view of some of the few progressive countries in Africa as potential markets and little more. That goes against any sense of returning dignity to people. commerce is important to a country’s growth but if we are not to heed the lessons from the Western models of commercialism which has lead to so much upheaval in terms of debt, failing financial institutions, unrealisitic aspirations, dependency on oil and gas and environmental upheaval and so on it becomes clear that the West is bound to simply transfer these very real issues onto African countries and make a profit from it. the truth is much of Africa’s ills are as a direct result of Western influence for profit.”
Comment on Why Designers Need To Stop Feeling Sorry For Africa on FastCo.