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defining what design can mean in developing aid

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In Lima we met Jasper Harlaar who was by that time, just finishing his apprenticeship at one of the oldest woodcarving workshops in Lima: Taller de Arte Colonial from the late Julio Cesar. When we visited and filmed Jasper at work, we asked him why he wanted to learn this trade and what he hopes to be doing with this on returning to the Netherlands. His answers made us reconsider our own profession as designers and resulted in writing this blog about what design really is and means

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