Perhaps the last and most formidable frontier of ideation is that of mixing cultures. It is widely accepted that ideas are the result of a wide range of sources and inspirations – a stew of disciplines, perspectives and stories – merging. World cultures are rich with systems of knowledge and creative practices that, when shared with other cultures, often present altogether news ways of thinking. With an increasingly global comprehension, this sharing is both inevitable and desired. It not only helps us to understand the past but also to discover the future in ways that we cannot in isolation.
Culture Focus is a site that feels very much like you are paging through somebody’s well-shot and well-documented personal photo album. In fact, that is what it is. The site’s creator, Steve Underwood, has shared some fabulous pictures from his travels to such places as Peru, Guatemala, Nepal and Egypt – accompanied by interesting background info of the shots.