Pune Design Festival To Take Place On March 1st And 2nd

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Pune Design Festival
Pune Design Festival

PUNE: The Pune Chapter of the Association of Designers of India (ADI) will be organizing the Pune Design Festival (PDF) on March 1st and 2nd at Hyatt Regency on Nagar Road. In its 18th edition, the PDF will continue its tradition of bringing the best minds from the world of design on a single platform for discussions, ideas exchange, debates, case studies, and workshops. The theme of this year’s PDF is ‘Versus: Unveiling Design’s Multifaceted Brilliance’.The festival will be held from 9 am to 6:30 pm on both days.

Commenting on this year’s theme, Yogesh Dandekar, President of the Pune Chapter of ADI said, “This year’s theme “Versus” embraces its essence. The festival will showcase vibrant discussions and debates that will deliver a range of different perspectives. The idea, therefore, is to understand that the best solutions do not lie in a single focus, but in a strategically crafted contrast. And the excellence in design isn’t the only peak of achievement, but a multitude of promising possibilities.”

This year’s PDF has a stellar lineup of speakers from across the globe such as Matt Wallaert ex-frog, ex-Microsoft, Behavioural Scientist and Founder of BeSci.io, Bio Linnemann – Founding Partner at Kontrapunkt Denmark & Chairman at Kontrapunkt Japan, Dibakar Banerjee – Indian Film Director, Screenwriter & Producer; Geeta Narayanan, Founder of SMI, Isabella Chow, Programme Director, DFA Awards & Design Exchange, HKDC, Amita Deshpande, Founder of reCharkha – The EcoSocial Tribe, Rahibai Popere, Indian Farmer & Conservationist, Suresh Eriyat – Founder of Studio Eeksaurus, Indian Animator, Art & Film Director, etc. to name a few.

As an introduction to the 18th Edition of the Pune Design Festival, a PDF Design Week will be held from Saturday 24th to Thursday 29th of February 2024. This weeklong celebration comprises multiple events and activities including 20+ workshops, 10+ open houses, and 10+ campus tours. It will host 400+ individuals in multiple venues and is designed for aspiring design students and professionals to meet and interact with the vibrant design community from Pune.

Some of the topics that will be touched upon during the workshops will be Typography Design, Clay Crafts, Fashion Design, Character Design, Origami (Paper Crafts), Sustainability, Sketching, Calligraphy, and so on. Some unique events like Design Walk, Board Game Night, Drum Circle, Photo Walk, and Type Face Exhibit will also be a part of Pune Design Week. The 18th Edition of the Pune Design Festival will be the culmination of this fun-filled week.

More about the festival on https://punedesignfestival.com/

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