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Design Culture Learning Series

As a prelude and a lead up to the Pink City Design Confluence 22, ARCH hosted 16 online discussion panels where eminent practitioners and academicians, from India and outside, address concerns faced by today’s world and how design can solve these problems, under the 4 subthemes - SOCIETY 5.0 | CREATIVITY 5.0 | DESIGN LEADERSHIP | HARMONIOUS LIVABILITY. Recordings are available for viewing on YouTube. 


In the current scenario, creativity itself needs creativity! Especially because of the VUCA world we live in .With expert discussions and presentations on subjects like Design Inspiration from Art Movements by Yunus Khimani Art & Educator; Nurturing the Creativity Process by Anuraag S Creative Head ARCH, What Is Creation? by Benoy Thoompunkal -Director International, ARCH and Hidden Complexities Behind Successful Product Design by Satish Gokhale, Founder, Design Directions, the series gives a deep insight into the world of creativity.


Society 5.0 is defined as a human centric society to resolve socio economic issues by integrating cyberspace and the physical space, involving enormous opportunities and challenges for the 21st century. The series discusses with experts subjects like: Community & Habitat by Vikram Joshi MD, Jaipur Bloc & Founder-Rangotri, Re Imagining Education by Jinan KB - Design Educator & Researcher, Design For A Purpose by lakshmi Murthy Founder- Vikalp Sansthan,  and Creativity In Medical Science by Dr Vishal Rao , giving remarkable insights into the new normal we face today.


This subject delves into the various aspects of an integrated lifestyle of the new normal that we live in today. Discussing subjects like ‘‘Designability”- a Culture For Effective Learning by Bhargav Mistry Dean- Design Culture, ARCH , Empowering Individuals with the I CAN Mindset by Kiran Bir Sethi Designer, Educator & Reformer, Content Of Content by Dinesh Korjan Founder- Studio Korjan , and Designing For Social Welfare by Vanmala Jain Ceramic Designer & Social entrepreneur, a new insight is manifest for a better tomorrow.


In the final week of the series, the subject of Design Leadership for the future was discussed. Topics highlighted are Design Culture- Power to transform by Archana Surana Founder & Director ARCH, Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Conscious Capitalism by Mahaveer Sharma -Serial entrepreneur & Former Chairman,Tie Global Board of Trustees, Creative Leadership : A Designpreneurship Journey by Ashish Deshpande -Industrial Designer, Former President, ADI and India Design by Pradyumna Vyas- Chief Advisor,Academic Affairs & Partnership, ARCH & Board Member WDO, experienced experts in the design leadership domain.

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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