“Souls are mixed with things: things with souls. Lives are mingled together and this is how, among person and things so intermingled, each emerges from their own sphere and mixes together. This is precisely what contracts and exchange are.” - Mauss The Gift
Designers have always solved problems, often creating new problems as a consequence. In order for a new entity, mechanism or system or to come into being, there must be an identified absence, a requirement or possibility for a new set of relationships between ‘thing’ and ‘other thing’, person or persons.