2 days of enthralling conversations around design and its social impact, nesting, robotic architecture, coding and more.
Get ready to be inspired.
MODE : Web Conference
DATE : 30 & 31 October, 2020
TIME : 4:00PM Onwards
As the industry and economy reel under pressure to recuperate faster, resilience and agility have emerged as the two strong points of survival in these times. One of the biggest buzzwords during the pandemic has been “The New Normal”. Experts across the industry, however, believe: The true New Normal isn’t now.
The true New Normal will be when the markets open-up when the cities open arms to embrace the reverse migration of labourers. At the same time, in the next few months, the pandemic is expected to move inwards to tier 2 and 3 cities, urging organizations and the government to implement its learning from the highs and lows of urban India’s fight against the pandemic.
How can offices, schools and establishments restart? How should cities be designed? Are there social issues which can be solved through design interventions? How can design thinking help us plan the future-forward, but looking inwards?
Despite the recent GDP contraction, the fact remains that India is still perceived as an emerging economic power and formidable partner in the APAC region.
While the growth rate, size of the market and the demographic dividends puts us in a favorable position, the fact is there are still problem's galore – whether its economic, social, or cultural. In this context, how can design lead to social impact? How can inclusive designs influence behaviourial and cultural change in an organization – and the nation?
Before the pandemic, nobody could have imagined that we would spend most of our time indoors. While this has brought us closer to the family, many of us have begun to realize our immediate surroundings and space have an impact on our mental and physical wellbeing.
According to consumer reports, Indian consumers are expected to prioritize their home décor plans; however, the volume of the investment may witness a dip.
Like the Baya Weaver bird, people are creating their affordable luxury dream home bit by bit. The focus would be to create zones and spaces within homes while keeping their personality and lifestyle needs at the core.
Public Spaces are the bellwether of a healthy society. But, in the move for rapid urbanization and the trends of smart cities, did we relegate the importance of public spaces?
As we aspire for public spaces to bring a sense of civic optimism, we also need to ensure that the plans are not just entrusted to the government.
Without crossing the borders of activism, when are we going to ask designers, builders and authorities – who moved my park? How can designers and citizens power the moment in support of public spaces?
Every year, the industry draws a list of architecture and design trends expected to remain in vogue. Design is a fluid field, and it keeps evolving as more and more such trends emerge. For instance, 3D or additive printing was one trend expected only to make its presence felt in the niche sectors, but architecture has embraced it.
Similarly, few other trends such as parametric architecture, biophilia, robotic architecture, coding for designers etc. have featured in the list multiple times. During the session, the panellist will debate and discuss a few trends they think are fads and others which they feel may outlive the projections and emerge as long-lasting trends.
Despite the trend of connected homes, home security was never on anyone's priority list. In India, over 60% of security decisions are made by third parties like the builder, contractor etc. Even in briefs, security doesn't make the cut, usually. Why is it that, despite the rising crime rate, security was not a priority?
During the pandemic health security, now the responsibility of securing one's space has taken an inside-out approach – people are taking the onus of security, and then expecting external partners to pitch in. Are designers considering security an essential part of the design brief? Is there a change; or at least a foreseeable one?