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Delegation from UK Universities at ARCH Academy of Design

Under the Art & Design Mission, British Council a delegation from UK Universities visited ARCH campus on 18th February 2016. The participating universities & topics were: 

1. Ian Farren, Plymouth University

Creative pedagogy and the making of a school, a new model of education heralded by Sir Nicholas Serota as, "... a defining moment in the development creative education, not only in the UK but across the globe." 

2. Dr. Martyn Woodward, Cardiff Metropolitan University

'Ontological Design': An International Design Ethos and an Introduction to Contemporary Design Philosophy

3. Megan Knight, University of Hertforshire

Careers in the Creative industry with special emphasis on Art & Design 

4. Delia Crowe, University Of Southampton

Sustainability and fashion Design

5. Jennifer Kumpelis,( Admissions Officer), Ravensbourne

The university delegates interacted with the students and faculty members and explored the ‘Potential areas of collaboration & opportunities for ARCH & its possible industry partners ’. The topics of discussion were:

I:    Academic Collaborations

II:   Research & Development & Project Consultancy

III:  Entrepreneurship, Funding Programs, Grants & Scholarships

IV:  Origination, Organization & Conduction of Joint Forums to cause Market Development for Crafts   

        and Design

 Talking more about the same, ARCH Director of Academics, Prof. Benoy Thoompunkal mentioned that  these collaborations will help in:

· Strengthening Faculty Skills

· Student Exchange

· Curriculum Development & Enhancement

· New Pedagogical Tools - Developing/ Acquiring/ Learning - for analysis, delivery and assessment

· Raising Awareness of developments in Market trends, Technology, Communication

Students also asked questions about progression and other opportunities available in UK in Art & Design.

Design Education in the New Normal

in conversation with : Prof. Pradyumna Vyas

Former Director, National Institute of Design (NID)

Sustainable Luxury in the Jewellery Industry

in conversation with : Katrina Perez

Celebrity Jewelry Blogger and Journalist, London (UK)

Design for Transforming the Future

in conversation with : Alok B. Nandi

Director, Spread Design & Architempo Past President –IxDA