Designreports have a tradition at the Design Department of the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany
and its Research Group for design, the »labor visuell«. They are part of a bigger agenda to collect global information
about cross-country differences in design and visual language itself.
This year, we contributed a report about Sri Lanka to the »labor visuell«. For that we collected the necessary information
through interviews and by documenting the work of designers, artists, photographers, illustrators and architects.
Between February and March 2012, we spent one month in Sri Lanka, and got in touch with some of the main creatives
of the country to collect the aforementioned material in form of interviews, pictures and film. The focus of the project
is on the origins and the current nature of Sri Lanka‘s creative environment. Our interests include identifying
the main contributors as well as their techniques and motivations.
As a result we created a book which illustrates the history and the current situation
of the visual diversity in Sri Lanka.
»Visual Diversity Sri Lanka« is a project by Marvin Hüttermann and Patrick Mariathasan.