Founding Director & Studio Lead, Siddhartha Das Studios, New Delhi
About the Speaker: Over the past 13 years, Siddhartha has led or collaborated on over a 100 cultural projects across the world with various professionals to conceive and execute cross-over projects that blend design with art, architecture and crafts, and integrating different aspects of planning, strategies and design.
Siddhartha Das graduated as an Exhibition Designer from the National Institute of Design in Ahmadabad, India, where he is Visiting Faculty. He did his B.A. History (Hons) from Hindu College, University of Delhi. He started his career as a teacher and taught at Rishi Valley School and a few rural schools across India. In 2002 he founded the multi-disciplinary Siddhartha Das Studio that works on projects that see culture as a driver of economy and socio-cultural change.
He has lectured across the world and is interested in responsible design. He is a cultural consultant to various organizations, and a Asia Society, Nehru Trust and Charles Wallace Fellow. In 2008, he was awarded the International Young Design Entrepreneur by the British Council, UK.Session Title:
Design & Crafts in Cultural Spaces
Session Abstract: The lecture will illustrate how crafts and heritage have been brought into cultural spaces while designing them. These will be done through case studies of projects undertaken by Siddhartha Das Studio, with varied examples such as the historic monument of Jal Mahal, Jaipur; installations at the Bangalore international Airport and the South Bank Centre, London. The lecture will make apparent, the coming together of craft, art, architecture and design, tradition and modern, national and international.