ADI honours felicitates exemplary contributors to the field of design with an honorary ADI membership every year. This year we have a privilege to felicitate Prof. Nadkarni for his outstanding contribution towards design and design education.
Professor Sudhakar Nadkarni has the distinction of having intiated three major Institutions in the country. He was instrumental in starting the Industrial Design Centre at IIT Bombay in 1969, the department of Design at IIT Guwahati in 1997 and the design Management programme at the Welingkar Institute of Management at Mumbai.
Prof. Sang koo is a BFA from Seoul National University, School of Arts, MFA from Hong-Ik University Graduate School and Ph. D. from Seoul National University Graduate school. He began his career as a Designer with the Design Research Center, Kia Motors and is at present, Chief Professor, Dept. of Automotive Design, Kookmin Univ.
Pradeep Nair is the Managing Director for Autodesk India and SAARC operations. He is responsible for the overall strategy and growth of Autodesk’s business across the India and SAARC region, covering all of the company’s industries, product segments and strategic partnerships.
Genesis for Change, Technology and/or Design Third session
Arvind Lodaya is trained in Industrial Design, and his work spans many design disciplines. He consults in a broad spectrum of Product and UI/UX Design, Innovation, Branding and Corporate Identity, and his clients are drawn from the corporate as well as academic/institutional as well as social sector.
Biju is the CEO of Final Mile Consulting. He pioneered the development of behavior Architecture by combining learning from the fields of Cognitive Neuroscience,behavioral Economics and Design. Combining his passion for behavioral sciences and organizational behavior, Biju spearheads the Organizational Behavior Change practice at Final Mile.
Kiran Vaghela has more than fifteen years of experience in the field of environmentally-friendly building technologies, promoting artisans and entrepreneurs. He has been supporting Government and other Institutions to develop disaster mitigation guidelines for safe and sustainable habitats across India and other countries.
Subrata is perhaps India’s most lauded designer with over 60 prestigious national and international awards (18 of them being President of India Awards) in Graphics, Advertising, Photography and Book Design. In 2016 he was honored with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for Contribution towards Communication and Design Education in Mumbai, India.
Fashion Designer Karishma Shahani Khan’s label क / श (Pronounced Ka/Sha) focuses on design as a celebration and its ways to fit contrasts in harmony. She works through re-interpretation of materials and their functions, creating heirlooms to be passed through generations.
Utsav Chakraborty is a writer/performer for All India Bakchod and the online variety show, Son of Abish. Known better as Jerry from the mockumentary web series, Better Life Foundation, Utsav has performed all over the country.
Allen Shaw is an Indian Artist, illustrator and story teller based in Berlin. He completed 20 years of sketchbook keeping last year and is currently doing a road trip where he talks about this journey through presentations and a set of panels and sharing his sketchbooks.
Aniruddha Sen, Oni, is a graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and has directed over 500 television commercials. Oni’s approach to filmmaking is an extension of his background in visual arts.
Arzan is an architect by profession and a sculptor by choice. He started sculpting in his teens by scouting for scrap metal, and welding them into “SCRAPTURES”. His works are in corporate houses, traffic islands, hotels, and private collections around the world and range from six inches to seventy feet in height.