We develop innovative proposals, services and products of high and sustainable quality through equal and fair international cooperation, utilizing the synergy of different cultures working together, offering a positive change while showing that talent exist in every part of the world.
MTic-design is about new ways of international cooperation that change the current relationships of developed versus developing countries. We aim to utilize and combine the strengths of people from different countries for new proposals and solutions. MTic-design seeks to connect and strengthen peoples and their economies by collaboration on an equal basis, closing cultural gaps and fostering equality both at the social and economic level.
Basis for the idea
In MTic-design two beliefs come together: first the conviction that people in ‘developed’ countries can learn from people in ‘developing’ countries too, instead of the usual other way around*. Second, mixing and merging practices from different cultures can lead to innovative and interesting results.
Despite the fact that globalization influences the whole world population in a direct or indirect way, most of us are not aware that local paradigms determine our daily practices and perception. We usually don’t question our habits, tastes and assumptions, but there is a cultural diversity with a lot of potential. We tap into this global potential of diversity with an alternative for international cooperation.
* Developed versus developing
The idea of developed versus underdeveloped was introduced in president Truman’s inaugural speech (Four Point Program) on January 20, 1949 in which he offered technical assistance to poor countries as a public relations strategy. Truman pointed out that US-commerce will expand in other countries and that higher production by application of modern knowledge and democracy is the rescue of all people. The colonizer-colonized relationship altered in the developed-underdeveloped relationship. Underdeveloped was defined as an incomplete form of developed. Currently the relation developed-underdeveloped still echoes superior versus inferior, where economic development is the main component of determining this pecking order. This does not reflect the fact that economically developing countries have rich and ancient cultures and practices where the prosperous countries can learn from.