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The IIJS Visit

Arch Jewellery Design students visited the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) in Mumbai - one of the most important events in the field of Jewellery Design. During the visit between the 29th and 3rd of August, they came in contact with several important national and international brands, and observed exciting new design trends including new shapes, new material and techniques.

The students participated in 3 highly interesting seminars to discuss the new positions of jewellery in the contemporary world. They understood how brands and designers are dealing with the new generation of consumers and how to develop effective marketing strategies in a totally interconnected world.

They learnt the importance of connecting antique techniques to new designs and the revolutionary opportunity to present the world with incredible Indian craftsmanship through contemporary creations.

The Kala Ghoda Visit: Kala Ghoda, a neighbourhood famous for its great number of galleries and art spaces where the visiting students interacted with artists, curators and gallery owners. Here they witnessed the huge scale of the significant market in the field of jewels.

One of the most exciting exhibitions was “Descendent” from Mr. Haroon Khimani in the Jahangir Art Gallery. The visual showcase presented a retrospective view of the artist where he mixed collage and painting techniques to explore the chaos, the collapse and the life in flux. The students observed how through ink and canvas he created strong and deep images and was able to bring to surface humane and sensitive questions.

Through an interactive session with several questions, the students understood more about the creative process of the artist and his trajectory. The trip helped widen their horizons of design thinking, and proved to be a very inspirational trip!

Elected to Cumulus Executive Board

Our city's pride Archana Surana, Founder & Director, ARCH College of Design & Business has been elected for the 8th Cumulus Executive Board (2022-2025) to represent India on 356 Member Institutions- Cumulus Executive Board.

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Keynote address on Design Culture (S) for Peace

Prof. Lorenzo Imbesi, Full Professor, Sapienza University of Rome & Design PhD Chair, Cumulus Executive Board joined the confluence virtually for the Inauguration Keynote Address on Design Culture (s) for Peace..

Finale Keynote Address- Pink City Design Confluence 2022

Mr Surya Vanka, Founder & Chief Designer, Authentic Design Former Director of User Experience, Microsoft joined the ceremony for the Finale Keynote Address where he shared.

Citation of Honour to Mr. Srini Srinivasan, President, WDO

ARCH College of Design & Business presented the citation of Honour to Mr Srini Srinivasan President of World Design Organisation for his inspired leadership at the helm of the World Design Organisation(WDO) and his outstanding contribution to spreading design culture.

Award Ceremony- Pink City Design Confluence 2022

Gayatri A. Rathore, Principal Secretary- Tourism, Art & Culture, Government of Rajasthan; Pradymuna Vyas, Advisor- Confederation of Indian Industry (CIl), Board Member- World Design Organisation (WDO) & Immediate Past Director- National Institute of Design

P-R-E Workshop in association with IxDa & Cumulus

A P-R-E: Practise - Research - Education Workshop by Cumulus & IxDA was conducted by Eija Salmi, Secretary-General, Cumulus International and Alok Nandi, Managing Director Partner

21st CII India Design Summit'21

ARCH College of Design & Business as Knowledge Partner with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) held the 21st CII India Design Summit, on 8th-10th December 2021. The 3-day event via the CII hive platform was themed "Design for Circular Economy".

17th JJS- Jaipur Jewellery Show’21

ARCH exhibited its Jewellery Department’s work, providing ARCH’s students and graduates the opportunity to showcase their work at such a Grand Platform. Jewellery Designers and ARCH Alumni Shrishti Bhardwaj, Label-Also and Riya Soni, Label-Inari too exhibited their work.

22nd World Education Summit'21

Ms Archana Surana sat as a panelist at the 22nd World Education Summit 2021: a premier global event on innovation in education. Organised by Elets the event was a congregation of leaders from the global education fraternity sharing their ideas to reinvent, redesign and revamp education.

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