Gabriel Patrocínio, José Mauro Nunes
The book has contributions such as Victor Margolin, Gui Bonsiepe, Alpay Er, and Mugendi M’Rithaa, among many others. Authors offer their different perspectives coming from United States, Brazil, Colombia, United Kingdom, Turkey, Kenya, India and China. M’Rithaa, former President of WDO saluted the book as “the most important contribution on this field in the last ten years” (cited in the final remarks of his interview in the chapter Design in Africa: I participate, therefore I am). In Brazil the book was awarded twice – initially at the Objeto:Brasil International Design Award in May 2016, and again at the MCB (Museum of the Brazilian Home) 2016 Design Awards. The jury of this later has acclaimed the book as “a theoretical and academic milestone, with potential to change the current practice and understanding of Design.” After the successful launching in Brazil and Portugal in 2015 and 2016, the book was selected in 2017 to the exhibition Brasil: Hoje at MUDE, Lisbon’s Museum of Fashion and Design. The curator, Frederico Duarte, highlighted in the catalogue: “The first and indispensable book on design and development in the Portuguese language.” In 2018 the book was selected in Spain to be part of BID, the Ibero-American Design Biennial, in Madrid. A first e-book edition was launched in Portuguese (2018) and then in English (2019).