Agenda for ColourNext Dialogues 2013

Center for Knowledge Societies in collaboration with Asian Paints is organizing ColourNext Dialogues 2013, a conclave on the social meaning of Indian colour trends and visual directions for 2013, which will be a part of India Design 2013.

The two back-to-back conclaves, to be held at NSIC Exhibition halls, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi on February 16th, 2013, will involve intensive half-day discussions on the visual significance of observed and predicted social trends.

The panelist list includes:

Mike Knowles, Design Director Capsbury UK, Dean SSD India
Rasika Batra, Cultural fluent at Iconoculture, Consultant at MART
Anubha Kakroo,  Director, Design and Cultural Insights at Future Brands
Elizabeth John, Independent Design Consultant
Abhimanyu Nohwar, Founder Kiba Design, Expert Advisor on Design Innovation
Ayesha Kagal, Resident Editor, NDTV
Sonali Bhagwati, Director Spazzio
Manjeet Bullar, Designer and owner of Manjeet Bullar Luxury Brands in India.
Shalini Sud, Fashion Forecaster
Anthony Lopez, Director, Lopez design
Shalini Jaikaria, Owner, Geisha Designs
Shruti Narayan, Founder, Lila Studio
Sonal Verma, Fashion Designer, Owns a brand by her own name.
Mridula Sharma, Editor, Images Consumer Media Pvt Ltd
Christian Leborg,  Branding consultant / designer
Lakshmi Chand Singh, Partner, RLDA studio
Siddhartha Tawadey, Independent Visual Artist, Creates conceptual spaces and exhibits them
Sonia Khurana, Visual Media Artist
Nikhil Segel, Architect

The event, to be moderated by Aditya Dev Sood of Centre for Knowledge societies will begin with a walk through the theme installations, followed by an introduction to ColourNext. Discussants and participants will thus get to experience and hopefully be inspired by the themes and contextual stories.

In the discussions that will follow, panelists will lead and participants will act as catalysts for vibrant dialogue around the relevance and significance of the themes.

An agenda for the events is provided below:

Event 1 

11:00 – 11:20 An Introduction to Colour Next and its
                             Objectives by Mr. Siddhish Sriganesh
11:20 – 11:30 Welcome address by Aditya Dev Sood
11.30 – 11:40 A Dialogic Approach to Colour Trends
11:40 – 12:00 Installation Space Walkthrough
12:00 – 12:30 Interactive Session on Themes
12:30 – 13:50 Panel Discussions on each Theme
13:50 – 14:00 Closing Note

Event 2
15:00 – 15:20 An Introduction to Colour Next and its 
                              Objectives by Mr. Siddhish Sriganesh
15:20 – 15:30 Welcome address by Aditya Dev Sood
15.30 – 15:40 A Dialogic Approach to Colour Trends
15:40 – 16:00 Installation Space Walkthrough
16:00 – 16:30 Interactive Session on Themes
16:30 – 17:50 Panel Discussions on each Theme
17:50 – 18:00 Closing Note

Participation at ColourNext Dialogues is by invitation only. However, if you are interested in attending, please contact Harpreet at

About Neha Ahlawat

Neha Ahlawat is Associate Director- Innovation at the Center for Knowledge Societies. She is interested in exploring new approaches in ethnographic inquiry and design analysis for guiding social innovation and seeking integration between business development and design strategy.
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