Varta at IICD

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Varta is an initiative by IICD to bring together the community of artists, designers, craftsmen and thought leaders through interactive talk sessions.

Sl No. Speaker Topic Date
1 Petra Valentova (Sculptor & Textile Designer) and Iva Pfeiffer (Fashion Designer), Czech Artist Art and Craft: Identity and Influence 21/8/2017
2 Sonal Sawansukha, Jewellery Designer, Jaipur Jewel Saga 15/9/2017
3 Suresh K. Nair, Faculty, Benaras Hindu University, India Art spaces and public space: Art turning shabby walls and neglected garbage dumpsites into beautiful wall murals 31/10/2017
4 Sushma K Bahl, former Head, Arts & Culture, British Council India. Living Folk & Tribal Arts-Crafts of India 15/1/2018
5 Dr. Jahnvi Lakhota Nandan, Paris, France Pukka Indian 15/2/2018
6 Advocate Devendra Mohan Mathur Consumer Protection Laws in India 25/10/2018
7 Manisha Bairwa & Shammi Nanda Organic Farming 26/10/2018
8 Dr. Berit Hildebrandt, Lecturer at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany Ancient texts about silk and the Indian silk trade 24/12/2018
9 Dr. Arun Gupta, UMP, Malaysia Bio-composites, Bio-adhesives and Advanced Materials 11/7/2019
10 Abhimanyu Singh, Shilpi Dua & Kush Sustainable honeycomb paper furniture 19/07/2019
11 Kriti Gupta, Avinash Maurya and Shubham (Udaipur) Jajam baithak (people’s textile) 30/08/2019
12 Neha Rao Printing with air pollutant-SOOT  13/09/2019
13 Shilpi Batra Adwani Sheenkhalai..the blue skin, Costumes of the Pashtun women  18/10/2019
14 Rashmi Dhariwal (SETU Consortium) Role of Designers in Social, Economical & Environmental sustainability  17/01/2020
15 Mariel Manuel  (Swiss Textile designer) Understanding design through storytelling  24/01/2020
16 Vivek Agarwal Art of Living  07/02/2020
17 Mojgan Jahanara, Textile Designer, University of Art, Tehran, Iran Form Creations in Asia & the idea of zero waste designing  24/02/2020
18 Shikha Soni & Aastha Dhandhia (Global Shapers, Jaipur) Queerious Conversations  04/03/2020
19 Ms. Pradnya Deshpande (Psychological Counsellor, IICD) Stay positive during Lockdown 19/5/2020
20 Prof. Bhargav Mistry (Ex. Dean, IICD) Profession & Passion a parallel passage 22/5/2020
21 Dr. Madhu Choudhary (MD Paediatrics Director, IICD) Mr. Giriraj Singh Kuswaha (IAS, Retd.) Staying Healthy During Lockdown 26/5/2020
22 "Shri Brij Ballabh Udaiwal (Craft Revivalist, National Award Winner) Prof. Meenakshi Singh (Course Coordinator, FP, UG, IICD) Indigo The Blue Gold - A story from Sanganer 29/5/2020
23 Mr. Ravi Kumar (M.A, PGDYT, NDDY, Yogacyarya, IICD), Rashmi Pareekh (Deputy Registrar, Projects & Coordination, IICD) Staying Fit During Lockdown 02/6/2020
24 Parul Agarwal (Founder: Kabbish) and Bhavya Goenka (Founder: IRO IRO) Young Designers & Their approach to entrepreneurship 05/6/2020
25 Ms. Manya Pandit (Founder: Studio Trataka), Mr. Shiv Sharma (Co-Founder: Studio Trataka) Designers in the craft sector a candid discussion 12/6/2020
26 Ms. Vandita Vijayvergiya (Founder: Clay Country), Mr. Abhi Gupta (Co-Founder: Krityam Crafts & Abhyasam Innovations MD continental Furniture) Art & Design A symbiotic Relationship in Modern World 19/6/2020
27 Ishani Vashishtha (Co-founder: Ek'nama), Shivangini Rathore (Founder: Studio Malang) Future is Handmade 26/6/2020
28 Ms. Neha Agarwal (Founder: House of Finery) Ms. Kirti Bhan (Founder: MEANDMOM Studio) Understanding Value Creation & Addition Through Design) 03/7/2020
29 Mr. Abhishek Singhal (Abhishek Singhal Photography) Ms. Gitanjali (Studio Graapha) The Significance of Branding 10/7/2020
30 Ms. Rameshwari Kaul (Co-founder: Cotton Rock) Mr. Vinayak Sharma (Co-founder: Cotton Rock) Body Shape - Perception vs Reality 31/7/2020
31 Prof. Asha Baxi (Adjunct Professor, IICD) Ms. MoniCa Singh (Fashion Designer, New York) Power comes from within 14/8/2020
32 Ms. Pooja Ratnakar (Co-Founder: Potli) Ms, Payal Nath (Co-Founder: Kadam) Future of Craft: Craft is the Future 21/8/2020
33 Ms. Madhulika Singh ( Co-Founder: RASA) Mr. Manish Tiberwal (Co-Founder: RASA) Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication 25/8/2020
34 Dr. Toolika Gupta (Director, IICD) Ms. Helene Thebault (Head of Study India Studio, L'Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique) Ms. Charlotte Esnou (Head of International Relations, Beaux-Arts Nantes St Nazaire) Ms. Somya Jatwani (Manager, Campus France) Higher Education in Art and Design in France 04/9/2020
35 Mr. Basu Vansit (Assistant Prof. IICD) Mr. Naveen Sharma (Tarakshi Artisan) Mr. Ramdayal Sharma (Tarakshi Artisan - National State Awardee) Tarakshi - the art of metal inlay on wood 9/10/2020
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