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Design Dhara is an initiative by the ARCH towards spreading awareness of critical & strategic design thinking & research based higher education pathways to raise employable skills amongst the youth.

It offered a unique experience to students through the concepts, process, and thinking of Design scenario. The main purpose of this 2-day workshop was to introduce students to original methods that enable creative and critical thinking. It engaged the newcomers to different and exciting areas of Design, while the facilitators provided physical activities, group activities, games, art discussion, critical art analysis - fun, enthusiastic and hands-on assignments that went beyond the classroom boundaries. During this experience, the students experienced creative Design-Thinking process, developed critical analysis, created projects with non-conventional materials had access to all of ours workshops and much more.


Class 12th student Pratiksha remarked, “Techers were also a part of activity which made it more interesting and realistic. We got an exposure of courses offered at ARCH.”

Another student Kaustubh said, “I learnt team work. It was very interesting. Activities here triggered my thought process.”

On the first day the learners were exposed to unexpected situations, during the activity they were made to understand how to analyze and interpret possibilities, deal with different perspectives & finding solution. Here they explored Design tools to solve a problem. The second day was about Understanding the Design Principles and Realizing that Design is part of our everyday life and it is present in mundane objects and situations. Learn to identifying and giving Design Solutions to day-to-day issues. 

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