When considered telescopically within a historical framework, design becomes a cultural artifact. By considering it as artifact, we can look at the large meaning that the practice of design has on
culture and society; and we can also analyze how it has created value for the culture at large. By understanding how meaning and value operate historically within the practice we call “design”, we are more able to understand our own contemporary practice: solving communication in
a meaningful way that has value for our audience or end-use.
The idea of this project is to choose a piece of art from the Sharjah Biennial 10 exhibition and
express the value and the meaning of it. My group, Imagine, and I chose an installation piece called “Blessings Upon the Land of my Love” done by a Imran Qureshi.