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Talk: Design X Design – Exposé | 23 March 2017 | 7pm

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Date(s) - 23/03/2017
7:00 pm

M L Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise de Delhi


– About Design X Design –

Design in its many manifestations forms an integral part of every culture. Civilizations evolve and attain their full potential because of it. Design based creative communities in India are witness to a fascinating churning, necessitating a search for a vision that may inform their evolution beyond – spanning education, profession and the industry. Thus, involving exposes, roundtables, exhibitions etc. Design X Design is a step in that direction.

The energy behind the design of a pin or a city being the same, this joint initiative of Alliance Francaise de Delhi and Studio IF is also geared towards raising levels of appreciation within and nurturing connections across various creative communities – architecture, urban/ landscape/ interior design, product/ industrial design, textile/ fashion design, graphic/ communication design etc. Local and global in outlook, it is directed at the initiated and the uninitiated alike.

– About the D X D Exposé –

A linking bimonthly two-hour long activity involves sharing of high quality professional work of designers from the Delhi and other cities of India, in a neutral, friendly and open environment. Each Expose’ generally consists of presentations made by two designers, each drawn from habitat design (architecture/urban/landscape/interior design) and non–habitat design (product / communication / apparel design) respectively, culminating in an open discussion and Q & A.

– About the Presenters –

Jatin Bhatt, Industrial Designer

Prof. Jatin Bhatt is a 1977 graduate of National Institute of Design with a specialization in Industrial Design. With experience in practice and academics, he has been primarily concerned with issues of academic and business processes pertaining to application of design and its larger potential in its nuances and meaning.

After over a decade of practice in consumer goods, packaging, machine tools, watches, handicrafts and exhibitions, he moved to active design academics and set up the Accessory Design Department at NIFT New Delhi which he chaired from 1991 to 2007. He pioneered unique curricula at NIFT integrating many micro & macro real world initiatives realized through involvement of students and faculty of the department. He has conceived and led varied initiatives in industry and craft clusters of Handicrafts, toys, jewellery, carpets, wool, footwear & leather goods, cane & bamboo and more in capacity building, entrepreneurship, technology development, market strategies, design & product development, artisans’ rehabilitation, training and resource linkages.

He has been an advisor and on expert committees for curriculum development and review for Indian Institute of Craft & Design Jaipur, CLRI Chennai, Pearl Academy of Fashion Delhi & Jaipur, IDC IIT Mumbai and Craft Development Institute Srinagar, Kashmir. He has been involved in capacities of visiting faculty, external examiner and on faculty & students selection committee at NID, NIFT, SPA, Pearl Academy, MIT Pune, IICD, IIDC IIT Delhi.

He is currently a professor and Dean of the School of Design at Ambedkar University Delhi since 2012. The School launched its first 2.5 year full time program, Masters in Social Design in 2013.

Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan, Communication Designer

Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan is Associate Professor at the School of Design, Ambedkar University, Delhi, India. Her research interests centre on nineteenth- and twentieth-century craft and design in the Indian subcontinent from historical and sociological perspectives. Her most recent publications are “Imagining the Indian Nation: The Design of Gandhi’s Dandi March and Nehru’s Republic Day Parade” in Designing Worlds: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization (Kejtil Fallan and Grace Lees-Maffei eds., Berghann 2016) and “Design in India” for The Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia of Design (Clive Edwards ed., Bloomsbury Academic 2016). She is co-author of The Shaping of Modern Gujarat: Plurality, Hindutva and Beyond (Penguin 2005), Ahmedabad: From Royal City to Megacity (Penguin 2011) and co-editor of Ahmedabad 600: Portraits of City (Marg 2011).



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