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Herng Fuu Richard Yeh

New York, NY, United States

Designer (Product Design)

Member since September 08, 2008

  • Mapping the Matrix of Relationships

    Community, Industrial Design


    Mapping the relationship

    In my map there is government connected in the lost of indigenous craftsmanship. First Governments start wanted to unify the language in Taiwan by forcing everyone to study Mandarin, but the result was the lost of Languages and Cultures. If I did not count Taiwanese people, who speak Taiwanese (73.3 %), Hakanese people, who speaks Hakanese (12 %), there are 10 more tribes’ mainlanders’ languages in Taiwan. Nowadays Taiwanese Government’s policy on helping the poor did not really help the poor. Taiwanese Government use the computer to choice who needs help based on who paid less tax. We all know people who really needs help was not even on the system. What happened were some factories or industries boss even got the money from the government. I think to rely on government to change the situation are too late, yet I can not deny government will plays a part in this project. I think it is really important to bring back the culture heritage and preserving their craftsmanship is important. I want to connect Government, schools, NFP and start working with local indigenous people, and their nature resources.

  • Richard:

    Just wanted to remind you that technically, Government, schools are both typically non-profit structures. I assume you make the distinction to demonstrate the "types" of NFPs you know that you will need support from to make the project successful?

    Have you identified any groups or organizations comprised of local indigenous groups or those who work closely with those populations?


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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design