When change is the only constant, and the field of design becomes a multi-stage, ever expanding, iterative and interactive process of translation, how does the changing scenario of market and society be addressed? How has the craft of design and the business of design evolved over the years? What are the imperatives of this new narrative for the design community with respect to the entrepreneurial and socio-cultural context?
Is it just the ‘Form’ of Design that has changed? Is it a transformation of traditional territories into more complex non-traditional aspects, perhaps disruptive and yet innovative? Where does Design stand at this juncture? How have designers adapted to this changing face of Design?
In the 11th edition of the Pune Design Festival, the theme ‘Trans.Form’ will look at stories of Design Transformation. Thinkers who have either created the change or led the way to a different thought process; Innovators who have pushed the boundaries; Catalysts who have disrupted the existing to create something new, Designers who have made the difference.
The 3 things I like about PDF –
The crispness of speakers, the chance to meet with a mix of designers/cross institute and age & the good spirit! I would want to attend year on year”
I think there was an eclectic vibrant mix of speakers. The excellent organisation was Great and loved the Spirit and warmth that seemed to flow. Extremely well conceived , tightly coordinated by a teamwork of organisers, the fact that students attended in their own capacity and were also given opportunities to interact and mingle.
Mix of Speakers, Overall Arrangements and the opportunity of interaction with people pre and post sessions were the top 3 aspects I liked. A very good initiative towards setting up a design fraternity by exposing them to each other’s work which would eventually expand the horizons of possibilities and encourage collaboration.