Friday, August 20, 2010

Getting Serious About Design in San Jose, Costa Rica

The launch of a new designers' association in Costa Rica is a very important step towards what I am calling a cultural revitalization that is going to explode exponentially over the next two years in San Jose. 

The Asociaci├│n de Dise├▒adores de Costa Rica, supported by the Ministry of Culture, was inaugurated last night at La Aduana, using the new tech and art facility on the east side of the building. 

The group's intent is to support designers of all kinds from Costa Rica. About 95% of designers are small business operations, and this will provide a platform for workshops, peer-to-peer information sharing, and inspiration. I hope this group will also become a force to launch costa rican designers onto the global stage. 

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