AnantU bags ET Now MODI Award
Anant National University's received the ET Now- Making Of Developed India (MODI) Award for its innovative pedagogy and curriculum. ...Read More
Dr Sonam Mansukhani's paper gets published
AnantU faculty, Dr Sonam Mansukhani, presented a paper titled Children in Television and Films in India: 'Artists' or 'Labour' ...Read More
Stephen Lehmann teaches Green Urbanism
A combined module on 'Green Urbanism - Designing Sustainable Cities' was conducted during 5th-8th February, 2018, for BPlan students and Anant Fellows. The module was conducted by Professor Steffen Lehmann, director of Cluster for Sustainable Cities. Prof. Ashima Banker, Professor & Vice Principal, School of Planning, was the co-faculty for this module.
Students worked on three brownfield sites in the Bopal-Ghuma area located on the peri-urban outskirts of the city of Ahmedabad. Their learnings were based on the knowledge that the periphery has rapid and out-of-control development whereas it's the urban core that is majorly focussed on. The participating Fellows selected one of three workshop themes to work on:
- Increasing access to green space: living, working, and green space brought together, with new types of energy-efficient multi-generational or micro housing
- Integrating new low-carbon mobility concepts: a hub for public transport and urban services
- Inventing a mixed-use brief: implementing in one building as many Green Urbanism strategies as possible including food production, energy generation, water harvesting
Pune Design Festival 2018
The 12th edition of the Pune Design Festival (PDF) was held on 16-17th February 2018, with six sessions on each day, the theme for the festival this year was 'Designism', ideologies that define the practice of design, principle of thinking that involves complex optimisation between emotion and intelligence, between communication and meaning, between science and art, between what can be and what should be, between body and spirit, between known and unknowable. The festival was hosted by Association of Designers in India.
AnantU faculty, Kushboo Doshi and Isha Talsania participated in the event.
This two-day event included sessions on design as a system, a principle, an ideology and philosophy. The keynote speaker for the festival was Bunker Roy, a social designer and educator, founder of the Barefoot College who spoke on urbanisation vs ruralisation and offered a perspective on making rural areas more accessible and self-sufficient, so as not to choke up urban centres.
Some of the other speakers included Devika Krishnan, who is part of Dastkar, Manisha Mohan, Chief Design and Innovation at Tata Interactive Systems and Nils Peter Flint, who works on the concept of Micro Living. Design institutes like ISDI, MIT and Pearl had partnered for the event.
Film screenings and workshops were organised too, bringing aspects of music, design, textile and media together. The festival aimed at showcasing design as a new way of thinking, its importance in the imminent machine-age and its expansion in every stream and field.