Gender discrimination...you must have experienced discrimination at least once in your life or probably know someone who has tasted the bitter taste of this unjust treatment. Gender discrimination is the most common social evil that prevails not only in our country but around the globe. Ms. Vivian Huelgo Chief Counsel to the Task Force on Human Trafficking and Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence of the American Bar Association (“ABA”) visited Arch Academy of Design on 17th August 2015, as the keynote speaker for the Chrcha August 2015. Ms Emily White, New Delhi American Center Program Director & Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer & Ms Mandeep Kaur, the All India Principal Program Advisor, Public Affairs Section, American Embassy, were present in the discussion. Ms. Huelgo gave a twenty minute presentation on various aspects of gender discrimination and created awareness about the legal and the non legal practices adopted in the U.S.A. Ms. Archana Surana, the founder & director of Arch along with the gathered eminent women from Government bodies, educational institutions, NGOs, medical sector, local authorities, etc., participated in the event and contributed their perceptions and suggestions on the sensitive topic.
The FORHEX Fair is one of the biggest & the most elite of the annual fairs conducted in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Organized by FORHEX, (the Federation of Rajasthan Handicraft Exporters), the fair displays true sophistication and craftsmanship every year and is a forum where the producers and exporters display their exclusive pieces, giving the market a golden opportunity to experience the essence of the same. This year too, ARCH had its own display space and additionally its students also participated in the setting up & implementation of the VM of the entire fair across 3 levels of the exhibition building. It was a good platform for all the teams to execute their ideas through creative and innovative designing. Students were divided into different groups and teams by their mentor Mr. Ayush Kasliwal, Forhex member & Product Designer. At the end each one of them was felicitated by Forhex Chairman Mr. Dilip Baid and given certificates.
ARCH as a design school believes in keeping its students constantly motivated. The college provides its students the possible opportunities and platforms where the students can perceive designing afresh. Travelling can no longer be seen as leisure for designers. In fact it is a way to become familiar with different cultures, traditions, design expressions etc. and in the process, it is a very important activity that contributes to the comprehension and critical reflection on all collected sensory inputs- as students and as future professionals. This August, ARCH Academy of Design took the initiative to provide its young minds, a travelling experience to the city of Mumbai – a city with a blend of Gothic, Victorian, Art Deco, Indo Saracenic and contemporary styles. The students also visited the India International Jewellery Week 2015 one of the best show of Jewellery in India.
Two of the ARCH students Preetu & Ankita this summer went to the University of Salford, Manchester for a short course in fashion design. The University of Salford is at the heart of the second largest city in the UK: Manchester – a city which is famous for music, culture and the arts, as well as a fabulous place to study. This dynamic and exciting programme has an emphasis on a creative and contemporary approach to fashion. They gain an awareness of the creative fashion process, beginning with the research and development of a design concept leading to making a garment and the creation of individual promotional material. They also learned about styling, marketing and promotion are central to the fashion industry and the role of fashion design and image making. As well as enjoyed a range of activities and trips to cultural centres in the north of England.