27-28 January 2022, Jaipur
CfP due 15 Oct 21 (pls. follow if extended)
FORM. REFORM. TRANSFORM.
Throughout its evolution, both Design and Technology together have transformed many aspects of our lives and offered unprecedented opportunities to humanity, inﬂuencing the way we live and survive.
The meaning and importance of Design has evolved in a remarkable way over time. Design is no more a way to make things look pretty but offering creative solutions to the myriad challenges facing the world today. It is of prime importance in the current scenario that knowledge (design) is innovatively applied to beneﬁt, nurture, and support all life and the environment at large, in ways that can be easily accepted and adapted by people in day to day living. Design becomes more of a culture and a way of life, helping enormously in addressing complex design problems at different levels of society, governance, industry, education, healthcare, and more. Education system has the opportunity to exploit the potential beneﬁts of the Design-Technology collaboration to enhance the quality and relevance of learning throughout life to face and solve challenges imposed by the global pandemic that we are going through. To this effect, the already formed learning process should be reformed and transformed towards the needs of survival and sustainable development of new world economies.
For this, the Design Culture Leadership at the ARCH College is working towards propagating the concepts of design thinking and application by familiarizing our youth in schools & colleges with design methods and imparting design skills, enabling them to become design leaders, creators and innovators.
The Conﬂuence seeks to create an interface between education and industry sectors to debate on how Design- Technology education can be leveraged to support the emerging economies of the new world. The Conﬂuence outputs will include a high-level statement and proposal to policy makers with recommendations about how to harness the power of Design to address current educational challenges, ensuring quality education and lifelong opportunities for all in the new world scenario.
This Design Culture Dialogue Series is a step towards bringing thought leaders and leading practitioners towards fostering Design Culture among the aspirants of the creative and innovation domain for a better future in this presently vulnerable, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.
Infrastructures for 2050
In the Digital Era
Innovation in Products for the VUCA World
Experiential & Interaction Design
Management & Governance