SPEAKERS

Persons of national and international repute have been invited to share their experiences and perception on the interdisciplinary of design today, and in the days to come.

The personalities approached to speak at the seminar are:

Keynote Address: Rajeev Sethi

Rajiv Sethi

Rajeev Sethi is a noted Indian designer, scenographer and art curator. He is globally renowned for his outstanding designs. In 1986, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, given by the Government of India.


Adham Selim

Adham Selim

Adham Selim is an architect and a researcher at the Städelschule, Frankfurt. He is currently based in Cairo, and regularly contributes to local and international publications in architecture, art and urbanism.


Amrit Gangar

Amrit Gangar

Amrit Gangar is an Indian film scholar, historian, critic, curator and writer from Mumbai. He worked as consultant content developer for the National Museum of Indian Cinema set up by the National Council of Science Museums in Mumbai.


Avadhesh Kumar Singh

Avadhesh Kumar Singh

Currently the Vice Chancellor at Auro University, Professor Avadhesh Kumar Singh is an eminent scholar of Indian Literature and Philosophy and a renowned academician.


Henry Kim

Henry Kim

Henry Hongmin Kim is a Korean-born, US-based graphic designer, educator, and theorist. He is the senior global design director at the Coca-Cola Company. Prior to this, he served as Associate Chair of Graphic Design at SCAD Atlanta.


Kamalika Bose

Kamalika Bose

Kamalika Bose is an urban conservationist and a Fulbright Scholar from Cornell. She works in the fields of heritage-oriented planning, Cultural conservation and advocacy, design education and research.


Krishna Mehta

Krishna Mehta

Krishna Mehta, the creative director of the brand "Krishna Mehta" established since 1988. She is a renowned fashion /textile designer.


Krunal Shah

Krunal Shah

Krunal has over 13 years combined experience in architecture, urban design and wayfinding. He leads the wayfinding discipline at Atkins. His qualifications in architecture and urban design, with his interest in digital innovation, enable him to provide a unique interface between multiple disciplines.


Neelkanth Chhaya

Neelkanth Chhaya

Prof. Neelkanth Chhaya, a renowned academician, was Dean of Faculty of Architecture at CEPT University. His critically acclaimed work has won many awards; focused on cultural and environmental appropriateness, with emphasis on innovative use of local skills and materials.


Rajesh Dahiya

Rajesh Dahiya

Rajesh Dahiya is a brand consultant and design educator, founder of Codesign. With over 12 years of professional experience, Rajesh has worked extensively in areas of brand communication, human-technology interaction and design education.


Ramesh Annapindi

Ramesh Annapindi

Ramesh Annapindi is the founder of MADLAB, a design led innovation lab that values ideas, culture, mindset, process & rational problem solving skills. MADLAB design consultancy has been in practice for over 15 years with International experience.


Rebecca Reubens

Rebecca Reubens

Dr. Rebecca Reubens trained formally as an industrial designer at NID. Her work aims to integrate local bamboo crafts with contemporary technology. She has worked with various governments, NGOs, SMEs and communities in Europe, Asia and Africa.


S. Balaram

S. Balaram

Prof. S Balaram is an internationally reputed Designer and author with over four decades of teaching experience. Former chairman of National Institute of Design, he is Founder Dean at D J Academy of Design.


Sashikala Ananth

Sashikala Ananth

Sashikala Ananth, an architect, was a student of Sri V. Ganapathi Sthapati, a leading authority on the Vaastu Shastras. She has researched Vaastu, for over thirty years and has tried to assimilate traditional wisdom exploring its field application.


Scott Henderson

Scott Henderson

Among the top Industrial Designers working in America today, Scott designs for fortune 500 companies. His products are showcased at prominent museum stores in America, like the The MoMA Design Store, The Carnegie Museums, among others.


Yatin Pandya

Yatin Pandya

Yatin Pandya is an author, academician, researcher and practising architect (firm FOOTPRINTS E.A.R.T.H.). He has been involved with city planning, urban design, mass housing, architecture, interior design as well as conservation projects.


Zameer Basrai

Zameer Basrai

A practicing architect in mumbai, Zameer Basrai is associated with the Busride Design studio since 2006 working on a wide range of institutional, commercial and residential projects.