Ubuntu (external link)

"A person is a person through other persons"

  • The Changing the Change (external link) conference in Turin, Italy took place on the 10th, 11th and 12th July 2008
  • An inspirational invited speaker was Mugendi M Rithaa (external link), Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
  • He advocated the African notion of 'Ubuntu' meaning 'humanness' as a driver for positive social change
  • Ubuntu has been used by Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu as a founding principle for the new republic of South Africa (Wikipedia, 2008)
  • Ubuntu is a similar concept to potential realisation and is an important in the creation of team spirit
  • It might help us to understand the emergent nature of the roles designers adopt working within metadesign teams