Lenses or Frames are a crucial element in any design. Through the last few years of TGP we’ve been exploring methodologies & principles of design, thoughts on various domains of design & your journeys through novel concepts & explorations. This year we thought we should pick up one lens through which you can view your design - Designing through the lens of India.
Being a part of a global community means taking in a lot of concepts from the east and west giving rise to a state of constant flux - but what have these trends meant for our cities, people and places? Through this years design track we want to invite speakers to talk about their work through principles, ideologies or (even better) work samples of how they’ve understood an element of our country and designed for it.
We’re throwing out a few ideas to elaborate the type of topics we’d like to encourage this year - Designing for preserving our past / cultural heritage, designing for the evolving needs of rural India, designing urban farming techniques to grow crops more economically, Designing modern housing units (and also in the process defining what it means to be a Modern Indian!), designing a type-face resonating the spirit of urban youth, designing a system of ethics for using mobile apps, designing for local eco-systems, designing a rural education system that allows you to earn while you learn. We’re keen on understanding the challenges you pick up in your work / your practice and through it understand the elements of an Indian context you work with.
STORIES SPACES MEMORIES
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
To explore the various forms of expressions for using space as a medium of storytelling.
Stories have been a constant source of fascination to us since childhood. They open a window to a parallel world which takes shape and form in our imagination. This transformation from a narrative to our perception of space around it is unique and intangible. It is greatly influenced by our experiences and memories. This hands on interactive workshop seeks to connect the dots to derive a more tangible expression as a process. It aims at exploring the relationship between stories, spaces and memories.
Writing and drawing material, camera( mobile cameras will do ) optional, newspapers, magazines, glue; lots of energy and imagination!
Preeti Kolambekar is a Mumbai based architect currently practicing and teaching design. She has taught at Sir J J College of architecture and is presently teaching at Rachna Sansad’s Academy of Architecture, Mumbai. She is the co-founder of an organisation ‘Nature Nurture’ which specializes in universal design and accessibility solutions through architectural practice. She has also represented India as an ambassador of peace education as a part of an UN based programme.