To mark two decades of design education and research programs of the Department of Design, IIT Guwahati is organizing ‘ISHANYA’19 – Festival of Design, Technology and Art’ between May 17 and 21 at its campus at North Guwahati.
The event forms part of the silver jubilee celebration of IIT Guwahati (1994 – 2019).
IIT Guwahati must be credited for envisioning an exemplary and novel educational programme in design with the commencement of the first undergraduate and doctoral programme in design in the country.
It establishes a significant landmark for the state of Assam for establishing a centre of excellence for the aspiring youths who aspire to pursue a promising career in design, creativity and innovation.
The event will be held at the Conference Centre, IIT Guwahati between May 19 and 20 next. Over these two days participants will witness presentations by leading designers, visionaries, educators, entrepreneurs, technologist, artist and creative professionals.
Ishanya 2019 – An Exhibitions on Design, Technology and Art will be open to the public on May 19 and 20, 2019.
Abhilasha – A one day interactive workshop on career opportunities in design is scheduled on May 21and is open for invited school students and teachers.
Some of the keynote speakers invited for the event includes Prof SudhakarNadkarni, founder member, Department of Design, IIT Guwahati; Prof S Balram, professor, NID, Ahmedabad; Prof U A Athavankar, IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay, Michael Foley, Foley Design, Bengaluru; RanjanBordoloi, Red Dot Award Winner, Studio Bordoloi, Guwahati, Tanay Kumar, Graphic Designer and Founder, Fractalink Design Studio, Mumbai; Prof Pradeep Yammivayar, senior professor, DoD, IIT Guwahati, Sapna Behar, ICARUS NOVA Studio, Bangalore; Rajesh Dhaiya, CoDesign Studio, New Delhi and many more.