Agenda

09:00 – 10:00 Registrations
10:00 – 10:05 Inauguration
Arrival of Dr. Karan Singh
10:05 – 10:10 Inauguration of the Exhibition by Dr. Karan Singh
10:10 – 10:25 Walkthrough with Dr. Karan Singh
10:25 – 10:30 Jaquar AV
10:30 - 10:35 WELCOME ADDRESS
Sunita Quadros, Business Head, ET Edge
10:35 - 10:55 INAUGURAL ADDRESS
INDIA: A Living Museum of Syncretic Cultures
Sunita Kohli, Chief Curator & President, K2INDIA, New Delhi
10:55 – 11:05 Chief Guest ADDRESS
Dr. Karan Singh
11:05 – 11.10 BOOK LAUNCH By Dr. Karan Singh
KALA – Essays on Contemporary Design Aesthetics, edited by Sunita Kohli, published by Times Group Books
11:10 - 11:50 KEYNOTE ADDRESS 1
From Country House to Government House: A Journey with Sir Edwin Lutyens OM
Martin Lutyens, Chairman of The Lutyens Trust, America & Co-Chairman of The Lutyens Trust, UK
11:50 - 12:25 KEYNOTE ADDRESS 2
Modernity as Tradition: Over a Century of Brazilian Architecture
Amb. André Aranha Corrêa do Lago, Brazilian Ambassador and Architectural Critic & Pritzker Jury Member
12:25 – 12:45 SPECIAL ADDRESS
‘Save a Mother’ TOI DesignX is privileged to support ‘Save a Mother’, an NGO dedicated to reducing female mortality rates in 1500 villages across India.
Dr. Shiban Ganju, Founder ‘Save a Mother’, New Delhi
Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, Population Foundation of India, New Delhi
12:45 – 13:15 PLENARY SESSION 1
Cosmology to Cartography: The Culture of Indian Urbanism
Dr. Vivek Nanda, Urbanist and Master Planner, London
13:15 – 13:40 PLENARY SESSION 2
Panchtattvas: The Road Ahead
Dr. Alka Pande, Consultant & Art Advisor and Curator of the Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
13:40 – 14:40 LUNCH BREAK
14:40 – 15:10 PLENARY SESSION 3
Wabi-Sabi and Swadeshi: Gurcharan Singh's Delhi Blue Pottery in Post-Independence Delhi
Dr. Annapurna Garimella, Designer and Art Historian, New Delhi
15:10 – 15:40 PLENARY SESSION 4
Conserving Built Heritage
Kelvin Ang Kah Eng, Director, Conservation Management, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore
15:40 – 16:10 PLENARY SESSION 5
Indigenous Perspectives: The Discovery & History of Architecture
Ar. Munishwar Nath Ashish Ganju, Architect & Teacher, President, Greha, New Delhi & Ar. Narendra Dengle, Architect, Writer & Educationist, Pune
16:10 – 16:40 PLENARY SESSION 6
Crafts of India
Jaya Jaitly, Founder & President, Dastkari Haat Samiti, New Delhi
16:40 – 16:55 Jaquar & TOI Awards
16:55 – 17:15 PLENARY SESSION 7
What is an Artist Book?
Dr. Amal Allana, Director of Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi
17:15 – 17:45 PLENARY SESSION 8
Water Architecture in India
Dr. Jutta Jain-Neubauer, Associate Researcher, Department for Asian & Islamic Art History, Bonn University, New Delhi & Berlin
17:45 – 18:05 PLENARY SESSION 9
Cinema: Looking Forward, Looking Back
Ambreen Khan, Head Corporate Communications, The Indian Express, Noida
18:05 - 18:35 PLENARY SESSION 10
Cuisine as an Intangible Heritage
Marryam H. Reshii, Food Critic & Writer, New Delhi
Dr. Pushpesh Pant, Indian Academic, Food Critic & Historian, New Delhi
Rajan Bedi, Businessman & Chef, New Delhi
Sunita Kohli, Co-author with Chand Sur, The Lucknow Cook Book, New Delhi
18:35 -18:55 PLENARY SESSION 11
Passion Project: The Mughal Nullah
Ar. Manit Rastogi, Founder Partner, Morphogenesis
09:30 - 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 11:10 PANEL DISCUSSION
Arousing the Five Senses: Psychology of Spaces & How Space cultivates Behaviour
Moderator : Dr. Sujit Kumar, KlimArt, Bengaluru
Ar. Akshat Bhatt, Principal Architect, Architecture Discipline, New Delhi
Ar. Nejeeb Khan, Managing Director - KGD Architecture, Bengaluru
Ar. Rajeev Kathpalia, Partner, Vãstu Shilpã Consultants, Ahmedabad
Bibhor Srivastava, Group Publishing Director, ITP Media Group, Mumbai
11:00- 11:30 SESSION 1
Conceiving Museums and Art Institutions
Moderator & Panellist : Dr. Shobita Punja - Art Historian, Independent Scholar, New Delhi
Dr. Deborah Thiagarajan, Founder Director, Dakshina Chitra Architectural Heritage Museum, Chennai
Sundeep Bhutoria, Social & Cultural Activist and Author, Trustee of NGOs Prabha Khaitan Foundation and Education For All Trust, Kolkata
Tasneem Zakaria Mehta, Honorary Director – Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
11:30 - 12:00 SESSION 2
The Indigo Story
Anjana Somany, Director - Mango Tree, Noida
12:00 – 12:40 PANEL DISCUSSION
Living in Colour: Colour, Environment & Human Responses, The Impact of colours
Moderator : Ravi Bajaj, Fashion Designer, New Delhi
Ar. Alan Abraham, Principal Architect, Abraham John Architects, Mumbai
Ar. Dikshu Kukreja, Principal Architect, CP Kukreja Architects, New Delhi
Ar. Nanda Kumar B., Architect & Hon’ble Secretary IIID, Hyderabad Chapter
Gunjan Sud, Colour Specialist, Moondust Designs, New Delhi
Dr. Kamna Chhibber, Clinical Psychologist, HOD of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare, Gurugram
Manisha Gera Baswani, Painter, Photographer & Writer, New Delhi
12:40 - 13:10 SESSION 3
My Life and Work in Interior Design
Lady Jane Churchill, Principal, Jane Churchill Interiors, London, England
13:10 – 14:20 LUNCH BREAK
14:20 - 14:40 SESSION 4
A Walk through Udaeta’ s Sculptures Workshop
Alberto de Udaeta, Contemporary Sculptor from Spain
14:40 – 15:00 SESSION 5
Great Indian Textiles: Khadi, The Fabric of India
Rta Kapur Chishti, Author, Researcher & Design Developer, Taan Baan, New Delhi
15:00 – 15:15 SESSION 6
Art and Design of the Ancient City of Puri, Orissa
Pinaki Misra, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
15:15 – 15:55 PANEL DISCUSSION
Textures & Design
Moderator : Sumant Jayakrishnan, Designer, Scenografia Sumant, New Delhi
Kalyani Saha, Fashion Entrepreneur, Rezon Luxury Silverware, New Delhi
Rohit Bal, Fashion Designer, RohitBal, New Delhi
Samira Rathod, Architect, SRDA, Mumbai
Shonan Purie Trehan, Architect, L.A.B., Mumbai
Raseel Gujral Ansal, Creative Director & Co-Founder, Casa Paradox, New Delhi
15:55 – 16:25 SESSION 7
Gaudi Methodology
Moderator : Sofya AbramChuk, Creative Director, The Gaudi Academia of Knowledge, Barcelona, Spain
16:25 – 16:40 COFFEE BREAK
16:40 - 17:00 SESSION 8
Women in the Indian Art World
Moderator: Farah Siddiqui, Director, FSCA
Renu Modi, Director, Gallery Espace
Sonia Khurana, Visual Artist
Tarana Sawhney, Chairperson, CII Task Force on Art & Culture & Member, Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art
17:00 – 17:30 SESSION 9
All but Form: Unexpected Design Tools for Architecture
Ar. Jose Maria De Churtichaga, CH+QS Architecture & Resources, Madrid, Spain
17:30 - 18:00 SESSION 10
The Written Word
Manu S. Pillai, Critically Acclaimed Author of The Courtesan, The Mahatma & The Italian Brahmin and Tales from Indian History
Nita Khanna, Creative Entrepreneur and Business Owner, Canada
18:00 - 18:30 SESSION 11
Using Art to Fight Gender Disparity
Mallika Sarabhai, Actor, Activist and Indian Classical Dancer, Ahmedabad
Shoma Chaudhury, Journalist, Editor & Political Commentator, New Delhi
18:30 – 18:45 BOOK LAUNCH By Narendra Dengle, Ashish Ganju & Sunita Kohli
Eloquent Spaces: Meaning and Community in Early Indian Architecture, published by Routledge
18:45 – 18:50 CLOSING NOTE
Sunita Kohli, Chief Curator & President K2 India, New Delhi
18:50 - 19:00 Group Photograph & Event Closes
11:30 - 12:00 Creative Living spaces
Fomenting creativity, embracing mindfulness and social spaces by Sofya Abram Chuk, Creative Director, The Gaudi Academia of Knowledge, Barcelona, Spain
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This session is focused on the educational side of play for children and how to develop their creativity through spaces, especially inspired by geniuses like Gaudi.

12:30 onwards Session on Art as Therapy by Anjanna Kuthiala & Student Mentor Activity
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A special session on Art as Therapy by popular artist Anjana Kuthiala followed by a pep-talk to students for the painting activity. Participate in a carefully curated painting activity along with your mentors and boost your confidence! Win exciting prizes and recognitions!

12:30 - 13:00 Color Psychology
The Emotional Effects of Colors by Dr. Kamna Chhibber, Clinical Psychologist, HOD of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fortis Healthcare, Gurugram
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Did you know your surroundings may be influencing your emotions and state of mind? Do you ever notice that certain places especially irritate you? Or that certain places are especially relaxing and calming? Well, there’s a good chance that the colors in those spaces are playing a part.

13:00 – 15:00 Czech Brunch
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Czech cuisine has both influenced and been influenced by the cuisines of surrounding countries and nations. Join us at DesignX and take the experience of traditional Czech brunch.

15:00 -15:30 Key Elements of a Stunning Indoor Landscape by Ravindra Punde & Savita Punde - Founder Partner - DesignCell
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By applying a mix of the principles and elements used for outdoor plant design, including thoughtful placement and attention to form, texture, color and proportion, you can easily create an invigorating indoor landscape with houseplants, whether you have only a windowsill to work with or an entire light-filled room.

16:30 -17:00 Sculptors session: A glimpse into the evolution of Udaeta´s creative process
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In this session Spanish sculptor Udaeta will share some of his preliminary sculptures intended for public spaces. Udaeta will emphasize on the idea and importance of proportion of the pieces and their coexistence between their setting and the human being.

EXPERIENCE SESSIONS (DAY 1) (Rani Bagh)
12:30 - 13:30 Brazilian Brunch
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Brazil is such a melting pot of colours, languages and customs, its cuisine is similarly varied. Explore the authentic and traditional flavors of Brazil. This session will be gastronomic extravaganza as you get to see Brazilian chefs whip their best in front of a live audience.

13:30 - 14:00 Egyptian Brunch
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Come and explore the fascinating Egyptian cuisine produced from the melting pot of the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean

14:15 - 15:00 Romanian Brunch
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Romanian cuisine is a diverse blend of different dishes from several traditions with which it has come into contact, but it also maintains its own character. Come join us as we explore traditional Romanian food at DesignX.

15:00 - 15:30 Cook -out Session with Shipra Khanna
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A special cookery class with Celebrity chef, and winner of MasterChef India Season 2, Shipra Khanna.

15:45 - 16:30 LaOpera Hi Tea
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Explore L’Opéra, India’s first authentic French Pâstries & Bakeries which has always been known for the impeccable quality of its products.

16:30 -17:00 Beat the heat with Cold Brew Coffee Cocktails… Session by Bharat Singhal - Founder of Bili Hu
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Life is always better when you combine your favourite things. Do you ever think to yourself while drinking your morning coffee, “I can’t wait until tonight so I can have a cocktail?” Or at night, do you ever get excited to wake up and drink coffee? Well why wait? Join us at the tasting session and brew your next coffee cocktail!

17:30 -18:00 Cocktail Mixology Session - Rohan Carvahlo – Former Bartending Champion, Co-founder & Partner: Bar square India, President: Indian Flair Bartenders Association
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Learn the secrets of cocktail mixology. Here's an opportunity to get to the other side of the bar and chance your arm by personally shaking, stirring, mixing and pouring summer fresh cocktails.

18:00 -18:30 Delve into the Power of Sound with Priyanka Gupta
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Sound Therapy uses sound to increase blood flow and reduces stress through music and specialist instruments played in therapeutic ways. It is an Alternative medicine that helps with many common pains, ailments and improves lifeline. Come & experience the Sound that takes you from Realm to Infinity!

11:30 - 12:00 Transforming Spaces: Rethinking the Possibilities by Session by Ar. Akshat Bhatt - Principal Architect, Architecture Discipline, New Delhi
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This session will explore the techniques for transforming Spaces, some innovative approaches to transform your living space

12:00 -12:30 VEGAN SESSION: Eat your way to Health by Reyna Rupani, Head, SHARAN
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Eating a healthy diet is not about strict limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and boosting your mood.

13:00 - 13:30 Harnessing disobedience for creativity by Quadra Salcedo - CH+QS Architecture & Resources, Madrid, Spain
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Design is not about pretty things. Design is not about form. Design is about transforming. And transforming is about changing the rules. Design therefore means always some kind of disobedience.

14:00 -14:30 How Fashion helps us express who we are? By Rohit Bal - Fashion Designer
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Wear it because it matters and wear it because you matter. Explore the power of what we wear and what we wear? Learn the latest fashion trends in industry

15:30 - 16:00 In-house Landscaping
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Learn how to design the perfect landscape for your home. We will walk you through the basics of understanding your existing landscape and discovering some amazing ideas for transforming it.

17:00 -17:30 Explore the transformative power of music with Sandra Oberoi - Founder: HARMONY-the music school | Choir Director: The Harmony Chorus | Singer | Music Educator | Motivational Speaker
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How does music affect your brain? Can you really use it in regulating your emotions and even changing your mood? Music is even used as a type of therapy and has even been proven successful in treating clinical depression and seizures. Music can be used in deliberately regulating your emotions. Time to become happier with music!

EXPERIENCE SESSIONS (DAY 2)
10:15 - 11:00 Czech Breakfast
10:30-11:30 La Opera Breakfast Session.
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Explore L’Opéra, India’s first authentic French Pâstries & Bakeries which has always been known for the impeccable quality of its products.

11:30 – 12:00 Cook - out session with Harpal Singh Sodhi
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In India we believe that our kitchen is pious and close to our heart. We also believe that good food can win hearts and spread love amongst families. Come and join us for a customised culinary session specially crafted around your needs.

12:30 - 14:30 Society Brunch
14:30-15:30 Egyptian Brunch
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Come and explore the fascinating Egyptian cuisine produced from the melting pot of the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean

14:30-15:30 Brazilian Brunch Session
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Brazil is such a melting pot of colours, languages and customs, its cuisine is similarly varied. Explore the authentic and traditional flavors of Brazil. This session will be gastronomic extravaganza as you get to see Brazilian chefs whip their best in front of a live audience.

11:30 - 12:15 ILC Session on Design Does not need Leadership - Leadership needs Design
12:30 - 13:15 Architects Roundtable (Srilankan Architects and North Architects)
16:30 - 17:15 Hospitality Roundtable on Hospitality Design and Sustainability – Can it go hand in hand with Luxury? - moderated by Anarock
17:15 - 17:45 Sustainable Architecture - Vivek Sharma
17:45 - 18:30 Real Estate Roundtable - Moderated by Anarock
12:00 - 12:45 Designers Roundtable