(or Why Thinking Fresh about sustainability, is key to successful design practices of the future)
In a consumerist world increasingly feeling the impact of climate and environmental change, words like sustainable, eco-friendly and such, seem more and more like jargon. What exactly is sustainable design? Do we need to stop being led by sustainability concepts in developed countries and look at what sustainability means in the Indian context?
This panel discussion is the first in Oorjaas The Curious Crow series that will invite experienced designers and academics to the table to unravel the jargon and discuss Why Thinking Fresh on sustainability is key to the challenges we face in our design practices today.
Moderated by Jenny Pinto, the other panellists are:
A graduate of NID, Ahmedabad, Archana founded Bandhej in 1985. Her clothing label continues to be influenced by traditional textiles and skills and over the years she has built not just a reputed brand but built a relationship with weavers and artisans that she says has mutually enriched their lives. She documented this journey in a book, SHIFTING SANDS: Kutch; a land in transition. Her engagement with sustainability encompasses people and traditional skills that she believes is an important aspect of sustainability.
Principal Designer and Partner of Inspiration.
Deeply Influenced by the works and personal interactions with architect Laurie Baker during his undergrad days, Jaigopal, an architect by training, chose the less travelled path of trying to evolve through actual field experience, an architecture and aesthetics based on the realities of India and make it the focus of Inspirations practice. He has held several positions in the Kerala governments Urban planning dept, spoken at several international fora and won several national and international awards for his work on sustainable architecture.
Prashant is the is the co-founder of Biomimicry India Lab and Studio as well as the Biomimicry India Network. A regular name on the lecture circuit, he has been actively involved in spreading the knowledge of Biomimicry in India. Here, he will demystify biomimicry for us and share his views about whether the natural world has vital clues and concepts that will help us adapt to change and sustain ourselves.
DESIGN COLLAGE | Sun, Sep 30 - Fri, Oct 5
Design for everyone. Everywhere.
During the Bengaluru Design Week, the design community from the city will host multiple mini-events, that capture the diversity of design disciplines, professional practices, creative experiences and interests. We ensure there is something for every design enthusiast in every corner of the city.
This is India's first Design Week. A festival that brings together the practitioners, academics, and ambassadors of the design industry and lovers of design from the business world, institutions and the neighbourhoods of Bengaluru.