Monthly Archives: October 2011

The University of Today

  Last week, in the wake of Design Public, I was walking around Bangalore with one of our speakers, Reto Wettach from Berlin, and we got talking about India’s needs in respect of Design education. Would we at CKS ever … Continue reading

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Can Anthropologists Create an Innovation Economy?

    By Aditya Dev Sood From Slate.com: Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for reductions in state appropriations for particular academic disciplines so that public universities can focus resources on producing graduates in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and … Continue reading

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In the Wake of Design Public Bangalore

By Aditya Dev Sood At the end of the morning’s session of Design Public, Samar Halankar of Mint Newspaper came up to me and said he’d never seen three panels run back-to-back with this kind of intensity. The audience was … Continue reading

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News Coverage of Design Public Bangalore

Design Public was covered by Samanth Subramanian of the New York Times blog India Ink. A correspondent from LiveMint.com liveblogged a part of the day’s event. But the best coverage of the day came from engaged bloggers from Bangalore, including pieces … Continue reading

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Images from the Conclave

Here are some images from the Design Public Conclave. You can find the rest on the Design!Public Flickr feed here.

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Design!publiC 2: Wrap-up and What Will Come Next

It’s been quite a day. Deep conversations and discussions have abounded, heartfelt thoughts have been expressed, participants have been involved in brainstorming and ideating sessions, and many excellent ideas and possible solutions have emerged. Possibilities for collaboration and partnerships have … Continue reading

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Design!publiC Panel Discussion 5: Planning and Policy for Innovation

18:26 Reto: I feel that there is a need for an international consensus and forum for innovation so that we can learn from each other. 18:19 Dilini: Most countries talk about GDP, but in Bhutan the premise of government is … Continue reading

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Grand Challenges Breakout Session: Quality Maternal and Child Healthcare

The Challenge Statistics indicate that maternal and child health in India is amongst the poorest in the world. India has over 50 percent of the world’s undernourished children, especially under the age of five. This situation is hugely problematic but … Continue reading

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Grand Challenges Breakout Session: Online Higher Education

The Challenge Despite many government programs and efforts, higher education in India is still dismally low. The reasons for this lie in a lack of adequate access to institutes of higher education, a lack of financial resources, as well as … Continue reading

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Grand Challenge Breakout Session: Toilets and Sanitation for All

The Challenge and Context As of 2009, 74 percent of rural India still did not have or use toilets. This has implications first on health, hygiene and well-being, and then on issues of safety, convenience and privacy. The Indian government … Continue reading

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