Tokie Laotan-Brown
Bibliographic info:
8th Windsor Conference, 10-13 April, 2014, Windsor UK

This lifelong interaction between the cognitive and physical realms has existed overtime. During the evolution of design solutions inhabitants adapted form and materials to the conditions of nature; working with natural forms and climatic cycles rather than considering forces as obstacles to overcome has hermeneutic and practical values; used by intentional makers. The cultural identity in the inhabitant made the home, and then the process of home-making ‘made’ the inhabitant; a common reward. This will include their connection to the culture, region and environment while proposing a design solution. The future of African design solutions, need to take lessons from the past into the future through present resolutions.