The visual experience of modern spaces all over the world is beginning to look alike. Until last century, we have had diverse cultures with distinct ways of life and fitting aesthetic sensibilities. The homogenization of human cultures is one of the biggest challenges of modernity to be addressed by both academia and practice. The real issue is to understand how aesthetic sensibilities as manifested by the things they make and the spaces they employ are inextricably linked to the cultural context.
Globalisation and Homogenization of Cultures: Modernity and Rootlessness
Learning from Diversity: Tradition and Cultural Rootedness: Recollecting the Past
Search for Authenticity: Not for Alternatives
Rethinking Foundation: Connecting with the Context: Shifting from Social Responsibility to Cultural Responsibility