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The Design Journey of Prof. Sudhakar Nadkarni
At IDC a book-series titled ‘The Design Journey’ that documents the lives and career trajectories of design educationists and practitioners in India. The first book in this series titled ‘The Design Journey of Prof. Sudhakar Nadkarni’ will be launched on the occasion of alumni meet as part of ‘Design Degree Show' 2017 (DDS 2017).
We will be glad if you can join us walking down the memory lane with Prof. Nadkarni on Sunday, June 11th 2017, evening 5:30 to 6:30 pm at IDC Auditorium, IIT Bombay Campus.
About the Book:
Rationale behind the series: ‘The Design Journey’
This book series hopes to acquaint design students with those who shaped the discipline in our country. It may inspire both students and practitioners of design to find their own purpose and a unique voice. It may help design schools course-correct along their own path, bringing them back to the anchor of why do we do, what we do in the context of design and current times in a developing nation.
About ‘The Design Journey of Prof. Sudhakar Nadkarni’
This book is a long conversation with Prof. Nadkarni about the birth and evolution of design education in India and where his personal journey falls along the continuum. It is peppered with his humour and anecdotes. This book is not an academic or a historical discourse on design education in India. However, it does question whether design education today largely caters to create labour for the western imagination-shaped by the global economic forces; a luxury for the elite few within our country or is it democratic in its nature and cultural identity as was initially imagined. Is design education solving the wicked problems of 1.3 billion Indians?