Five days of rocking workshops by absolutely brilliant mentors in their respective fields being held at our Noida Campus for the foundation level students, starting today. Coming from the innovative brains of the faculty at Jaipur campus, this series of workshop has already been observed at Kukas’s campus recently.
What is Design Polygon? It is a set of multidisciplinary workshops for the students of foundation level at Pearl Academy. The workshops are curated keeping in mind the emerging trends in design education, students’ interest & aspirations and learning outcomes. The workshops are designed to include diverse disciplines such as drama, literature, film, street art, photography, and yet offer foundation students a learning experience relevant to their disciplines.
The Jaipur campus saw eminent personalities from the art world in its Design Polygon which included:
- Maya Krishan Rao: Performance artist
- Anirudh Nair & Amba Suhasini: Experts in adaptation of Shakespeare’s plays
- Rashmi Munnikempanna: Photographer
- Thomas John Kovoor: Fine art sculptor
Take a look at the Mentors who will be transforming Pearlites at Noida Campus into much more confident and self aware individuals this time.
Workshop – Butoh & Film Making
1. Anurag Dasgupta: Independent filmmaker and practitioner
Keen interest in giving into a stream of consciousness and perception of human bodies in social spaces.
Workshop – Who will write the history of tears?
1. Vidisha Saini: Artist
Likes to queer utopia, gender, colonialism and history. She works with alter-egos (Fadescha), tourism, memory, hyper-text and other performative mediums. She has exhibited and performed in India as well as internationally, her recent shows include ‘Building On Ruins’, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles; ‘A Bomb With Ribbon Around It’, Queens Museum, New York; ‘Indian-American Bread’, Center Artists Lab, Santa Fe, NM; ‘Cinderella Ashtray’, Concord Space, Los Angeles.
2. Poornima Sardana: Design activist
Awarded the Young India Fellowship in 2013. Currently working with Kathputli Colony as part a voluntary initiative to connect the artist community there with a larger audience.
Workshop – Text as Image and Communication
1. Rahul Bhattacharya: Independent art historian
Ex managing editor of Art&Deal Magazine and mattersofart.net. He curates exhibitions and public art projects focused on seeding independent platforms. His practice transverses the zones of performance, video art and painting and text.
Workshop – This is my story
1. Malika Taneja: Theatre artist
Works with the theatre group Tadpole Repertory and undertakes several independent arts management projects. Her current workshop is – This is My Story.
Workshop – Pinhole Photography
1. Ajit Bhadoria: Photographer
Photography acts as a catalyst for him – A catalyst to ask questions; even when there are no answers. He will teach pinhole photography at Design Polygon.
Workshop – Angry Delhi Tours
1. Deepani Seth: Ethnographer
Interested in understanding how urban spaces develop and evolve and how they impact the people who interact with them.
2. Vandita Sharma: Innovation consultant
Bangalore based researcher and designer.
3. Thomas Crowley: Researcher and writer
Currently works for the Delhi-based NGO Intercultural Resources, and is writing a book about the politics and the ecology of Delhi’s forests.
Design Polygon Workshop at out Noida Campus has already begun today. Updates on each workshop and the fun that is going to happen every single day throughout Design Polygon will be shared right here!
So stay tuned!