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Arch College of Design and Business Hosts Successful Cumulus Student Talent Camp

Arch College is delighted to share the highlights of the recently concluded "Cumulus Student Talent Camp" at Arch College of Design and Business, held from October 30th to November 4th, 2023. This remarkable event brought together students from seven countries, representing prestigious institutions from around the world.

Exploring Design Identity and Direction

The theme of the camp, "Design Identity Direction," provided a platform for students to delve into India's rich cultural heritage while addressing contemporary challenges in the creative industries. The camp began with a unique opportunity for participants to visit seven prominent industries in Jaipur, gaining valuable insights into the processes, techniques, and challenges within the creative sector.

Design Thinking and Prototyping

Over the course of the camp, students were divided into four groups, each tasked with tackling different design challenges and creating innovative prototypes. They applied various design thinking methods to develop their ideas and solutions.

Engaging Panel Discussions

On the final day, participants had the privilege of presenting their projects in front of the Cumulus Executive Board members. This was followed by an insightful panel discussion featuring esteemed representatives from various institutions, including Sheffield Hallam University, Sapienza University of Rome, Estonian Academy of Arts, University of Lapland, University of Portland, The Design Village, and University of Antwerpen. The panel explored how design can impact sustainability, social issues, products, and communication.

Recognizing Excellence

Arch College is proud to felicitate our international and Indian students with certificates in recognition of their active participation in the Cumulus Student Talent Camp. These talented individuals have demonstrated exceptional creativity and dedication.

A Vision for the Future

Archana Surana, Founder and Director of Arch College of Design and Business and Vice President of the Cumulus Executive Board, emphasized the camp's role in furthering the mission and values of the Cumulus Association. The event promoted networking, the exchange of knowledge, and collaboration in the fields of art, media, design education, and design research. Its ultimate aim was to inspire the next generation of creative professionals by providing intensive experiences, workshops, industry interactions, and collaborative design initiatives.

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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