When we buy a product, (it can be an ipod, shoes, or a car) usually we don’t have conscience about how many processes and people are involved to make us happy. Maybe we could not even imagine how those processes affect environmentally and socially the landscape of the world that we are shaping.
I’m not against industrial revolution or technology changes, but I’m against of making the process a flow in which the planet is converted into a trash of our own guilt. We as designers, have the social responsibility to think in how to improve the reuse of the products that we design. Which materials create less impact on the environment, how to use less natural resources and how to create industrial workplaces that encourage quality.
Manufactured Landscapes is a 16-mm film that pops up through beautiful and aesthetically stunning images the impact that the current industrial mass production has on the landscape. Through the eyes of the canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal as a director, the documentary brings also the reality of the complex situation that workers live in amazingly huge fabrics. There are no easy answers for all the problems that this film raises; If you love design as much as I do and you feel that social - environmental responsibility is an important issue, I really encourage you to take a look at it.