—Innovation with the consideration of local identity strengthens the similarities and differences between different cultures, communities and individuals. The resilience within the system is needed. In this paper, the study of the role of design strategy is balancing innovation and localism when sustainable solutions are necessary within cultural issues. The data collection during the research is structured in two steps: the first step is to build the literature data to theoretically exploration between design strategy, related to new products, services and branding, and cultural sustainability in social innovation. Afterwards, I will present two typical cases which focus on illustrating how strategic design facilitate the process of coming up with sustainable solutions in the context of cosmopolitan localism. In these two cases, practical solutions driven by design are sharing reflections and experiences of innovatively solving certain common problems through balancing two aspects of cultural sustainability. Finally the paper exemplifies and highlights the necessary of “strategic design” approach, which might represent and expend the mindset and perspective of understanding and solving cultural issues from an emerging process, in contemporary society.
—Design strategy, cultural sustainability, cosmopolitan localism, design-driven innovation.
Xue Pei is with the Research Related to Social Enterprise and Design Management in Politecnico Di Milano, Via Durando 38/A 20158, Milano, Italy (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Xue Pei, " The Impact of International Migration on Children‟s Education in Rural Gujrat, Pakistan," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 230-234, 2016.