Telling the Foreign


This Travel Kit is a collection of questions, which might open your mind when travelling or staying abroad. These questions are to trigger a deeper reflection on how your perspective as a designer is shaped by cultures. They are an invitation to observe cultural spaces and shapes, local design practices, the Other, interaction and your own perception– in order to celebrate diversity.

Choose one or several questions. Keep a journal about what you discover. Find a mode of notation that is yours, using media that fits your research question, may it be a pencil or a microphone. Weather you travel around the world or to the next neighbourhood doesn’t matter.

This Travel Kit is part of the project Cultural Spaces and Design –  Prospects of Design Education. For more information visit the blog on