Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 1 Reflections by Matthew

EQ 1: How is innovation a key feature of survival
 Like in today's example, the villagers used guerrilla warfare to defend themselves with some other intuitive actions. For one, the soldiers wore their sandals the opposite way in order to create tracks that would mislead the Americans from their underground tunnels. The entrances to the tunnels were covered with dead leaves that would camouflage it plus, the dimensions were very small to suit the Vietnamese's small body frame whereas the Americans had a larger frame and would not be able to fit inside.

EQ 2: How is cultural integration reflected in design?

The Cai Dai temple had three religions intertwined with it - Buddhism, Confucianism and Catholicism. In the temple, there were three curtains (blue, red and yellow) that separated 3 large monuments each belonging to their religions.

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