Monthly Archives: January 2012

On Futuristic Architecture, Public Participation and Hedonistic Sustainability

This excellent TEDx talk by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels could potentially transform the way city planners, architects and even public policy planners view the structures within which we operate. The buildings he designs transcend both the structure and the purpose … Continue reading

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ColourNext Dialogues in Mumbai: An Overview

The first ever edition of the ColourNext Dialogues was held at a restored mill in Byculla, Mumbai on the 24th of January. An intimate gathering of designers, architects, academics, sociologists, cultural critics, design students and writers, Dialogues was a fascinating … Continue reading

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Fashion with a Breath of Fresh Air

We all wear them: Clothes. We use them to keep warm, exercise, define ourselves, make political statements, but can we also use them to clean up our environment? In an unlikely collaboration, successful fashion designer Helen Storey and polymer chemist … Continue reading

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ColourNext Themes: Crystal

‘Crystal’ was the final theme discussed at ColourNext Dialogues, led by a panel of M.P. Ranjan and Shimul Javeri Kadri. Shimul described the theme as ‘beautiful, elegant, and relevant,’ a theme that necessitates reflection, a requestioning of form, space and … Continue reading

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ColourNext Themes: Small Joys

‘Small Joys’ was the third of the four themes presented at ColourNext Dialogues. Perhaps most easy to grasp of the four themes, the installation conveyed the joyful aspect of the theme beautifully. The panel, comprised of Nien Siao and Sarita … Continue reading

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ColourNext 2012 Themes: Headrush

‘Headrush’ was the second theme discussed at ColourNext Dialogues. The panel consisted of Aparna Piramal Raje and Wasim Khan, who spoke immediately about how the installation had a certain jagged, almost mechanical look from afar, but upon coming closer, was … Continue reading

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ColourNext 2012 Themes: Awakening

‘Awakening’ was the first theme presented at the ColourNext Dialogues 2012, which took place yesterday at a restored mill in Byculla, Mumbai. Participants first engaged with the installation and associated colour palette, after which the panel, moderated by Aditya Dev … Continue reading

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Designing for Change

That human society is now capable of altering the climate of our earth is broadly known, but how are these changes going to affect the structure of human society? The UK’s Hadley Center for Climate Prevention and Research at the … Continue reading

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ColourNext 2012: The Process

ColourNext is an innovative trend forecasting initiative for Indian interiors, developed by Asian Paints and conducted in collaboration with the Center for Knowledge Societies. The ColourNext process includes gaining an understanding of emerging societal trends and changes in consumer behavior, … Continue reading

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Apple’s Educational Innovation

Thursday, Apple announced three new apps, aimed at innovating education, specifically the use of textbooks, as well as selling the ipad as the new essential educational tool. The first app, iBooks Author, allows educators to create an interactive textbook of … Continue reading

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