Arch Academy of Design first hosted Chr-cha on the 6th of September, 2013. It started as an Arch initiative to create a platform for designers and creative minds from all walks of life to have a meeting point where they could exchange ideas, collaborate and create new platforms, share their views over a 2-hour session every month or so . 5 Years down the line it has become one of the most successful platforms of its kind. This time at Chr-Cha on 22nd July 2017, we were graced by the presence of speaker Dhrupad Karwa (Dhru) who is the 25 year-old CEO and co-founder of HaikuJAM, an app where strangers around the world write poems together. The HaikuJAM app is available on iOS and Android and the way it works is beautiful: write a line and send it out to the world. According to Forbes, HaikuJAM is "the product you didn't know had been missing from your life" and it was also named in the "50 Best Creative Apps" globally by The Guardian. Born in India and raised in India, Dhruv started his entrepreneurial journey at a young age of 14. In the interaction he shared about his journey and challenges, giving great insights into the entrepreneurial journey.
Women Mentors’ Forum brought this rare opportunity to attend a session on HaikuJAM for its members on Thursday, 19th July, 3.00 pm at Arch Academy of Design, Malviya Nagar.
The Women mentors Forum is formed with the purpose to Connect, Share and Inspire the women leaders from all walks of life and different professions. This session aimed at informing participants of today's generation’s thought process, new technology and the perspectives needed to be an entrepreneur.
Speaker of the event was Dhrupad Karwa. Dhrupad Karwa (Dhru) is the 25 year-old CEO and co-founder of HaikuJAM, an app where strangers around the world write poems together. The HaikuJAM app is available on iOS and Android and the way it works is beautiful: write a line and send it out to the world. According to Forbes, HaikuJAM is "the product you didn't know had been missing from your life" and it was also named in the "50 Best Creative Apps" globally by The Guardian. Born in India and raised in India, Dhruv started his entrepreneurial journey at a young age of 14.
Ms. Archana Surana, Founder & Director, Arch Academy of Design participated in the 2017 International Alumnae Component which took place in Kathmandu, Nepal from June 19th to 21st and engaged 11 women leaders from two countries in South and Central Asia. Ms. Surana is the Vital Voices Inaugural LEAD Fellow. As a US State Department Alumni and Fortune Mentee, she has represented India in the “International Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership Program” in the past. Vital Voices included networking events, site visits, leadership discussions and other subject-specific professional training as identified by the alumnae. Participants exchanged knowledge, gained insights into best business practices and formed a regional network of women leaders for future development.
Jaipur's primary design college, Arch Academy of design receives a prestigious membership from 'CUMULUS' ,the international association of universities and colleges of art, design and media. The REDO biannual Cumulus 2017 conference was a 4 day event held in Kolding, Denmark.
Cumulus is a global association, formed to serve Art and Design education and research. It is a forum for partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practices. It currently consists of 257 members from 54 countries. Cumulus Secretariat is located in Helsinki, Finland. Initiated with an aim to build and maintain a dynamic and flexible academic forum that would bring together top-level educational institutions from all parts of the world, Cumulus offers wider international context for discussion and developments in education and research of art, design and media. Arch has recently obtained full membership of CUMULUS. This will help in opening up more opportunities for our students as well as providing them greater international exposure. It will also enable (our) children or students to participate in research, scholarship and competitions etc being conducted by this organization.
Along with this Arch academy of design has also tied up with the leading design colleges of Paris, École Duperré,College of Art, Design and Fashion and École Boulle for summer internship and semester internship which will provide global level platform to broaden their perspectives and enhance skills.
Other members of the association include well known international universities like the University of Antwerp, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Aalto University, National Institute of Design, India, IIT-Mumbai, Istituto Marangoni School of Design.