Kochi to host #Design Kerala Summit on Dec 11-12

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Trivandrum: Seeking to leverage path-breaking design solutions in rebuilding the flood-ravaged Kerala, the State government is organising #Design Kerala Summit on December 11-12, 2018 in Kochi.

The summit forms the key segment of a design festival, the six-day ‘Kochi Design Week’. The festival, which will be attended by leading design luminaries, architects and decision-makers from around the world, concludes on December 16.

#Design Kerala Summit will have panel discussions, interactive sessions, debates and dialogues centring round designing of a futuristic and sustainable ecosystem for Kerala. The event, happening when Kerala is getting into a crucial phase of reconstruction is helmed by the Department of Information Technology, Government of Kerala.

“The event will showcase technology options which can be used during the rebuilding phase as installations so that various stakeholders can experience them. Ideas emerging out of the event will be distributed to relevant departments for their reference,” said M Sivasankar IAS, IT Secretary, Government of Kerala, at a press meet here.

“The Kochi Design week is meant for boosting innovative design and solutions in the state and equip it with futuristic technology and architecture to deal with natural calamities more effectively,” he added.

While the central theme of the meet is ‘design a sustainable ecosystem for the future’, various sessions will take up for deliberation topics like public infrastructure, technology infrastructure, tourism, handloom uplift and living spaces. Experts from each area will innovate and outline models that ensure a sustainable ecosystem for a better Kerala.

Presentations and deliberations at the conclave will take place in different segments – Design Kerala Summit, Design District, Design Challenge, Design Summer School, workshops and master classes.

The Design District will showcase future technology, ecosystems and design concepts. The summer school is being organised in partnership with Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID). The design challenge will comprise a series of competitions.

The event will be free for the public to experience the Design District and exhibition area at Bolgatty Island.

Kerala IT News

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