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Inviting Papers -Designing Design Education for India Conference March 13-15, 2013, Pune


The Designing Design Education for India conference has been scheduled from March 13–15, 2013 at Pune, India. This conference is hosted by the India Design Council which is an autonomous body under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion; Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.
The India Design Council is happy to invite papers/posters/ proposal for a colloquium for this conference which is going to be a premier event. This conference aims to stimulate ideas and uncover useful insights on the future of design education in India and determine the nature and future of the design education framework in India for the period 2014–2019. This conference aims to chart out the roadmap for design education in India for this ensuing period.

The proceedings of the conference will contribute to thoughts on design-enabled nation building, apart from effectively paving the way for progressive and advanced design education in India. The conference is expected to be an outcome-oriented event and envisages moving beyond philosophical arguments to the real issues concerning design education and its implications on future design professionals.

Design educators, design thinkers, and design practitioners are all invited to share their ideas, experiences, and vision about various future transformations occurring in the realm of design education from the vantage point of the traditional and current understanding of the same. This conference is an international platform for sharing new perspectives on design education and debating its nature in the context of today’s world that is in a constant state of flux. It is an opportunity for design practitioners and design educators to share their experiences, practices, and perspectives; their valuable views would certainly help accelerate educational changes that are contemporary in nature and can usher in a new wave of design thinking and sensibilities.

Through its streams, themes, and sub-themes, the conference aims to serve as a reference point for design education in India. The interactive format of the conference will allow multiple viewpoints to come forth and will address issues of critical importance.

This conference will deliberate upon a subject as unique and engaging as design education; it would also prove to be a milestone event in the changing context of this subject as well. This conference will witness the confluence of the best of minds which can inspire the greatest of ideas that will shape the nature and future of design education in India.

Learn more about the conference and submission process by visiting the conference website:

Pradyumna Vyas
Member Secretary - India Design Council
Director, National Institute of Design
Via Ravi Poovaiah

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