They say creativity is contagious, and this is valid for all Pearlites, as it binds them together. With each passing year, the level of creativity and innovation of Pearlites surpasses the preceding year. Every year the students not only meet our expectations but leave an everlasting impression on the guests, making us the proudest institution ever.
The last tier of our annual event ‘Pearl Portfolio’ took place at the Rajouri campus. The acknowledgment that we get for being a highly creative institution, preparing students in all creative domains, is purely the hard work done by our faculty and students together.
Day 2 was majorly devoted to discussing topics which are present in the society but are hardly talked about. Vivek Vaswani, our guest of honor and speaker, enlightened us during the film making workshop about the nature of the film industry, then and now. He made the students look at the difference between real actors and the actors of the box-office. Vivek spoke about the preferences of the film industry today and mostly what is relevant and in vogue. We were glad to have him and were touched by the down to earth conversations he had with the students.
While the first half was more about film making, the second half was devoted to understanding the need to make design students industry ready, by giving them local as well as international exposure. This panel chaired by – Alex Davis, Alex Davis Studio; Anthony Lopez, Lopez Design; Madhav Raman, Anagram Architects; and Niladri Mukherjee, Glue Design.
The two-day exhibition had students from all schools displaying their graduation projects. The amount of originality and inventiveness students put in their projects was terrific. Some projects were entirely out of the box and made us stop and think about the very essence of the project. One project was by our final year student, Shivam, from the interior architecture and design course. He revamped an airport into a slum school for the kids, and their mothers too. Shivam went a step ahead not only in his project but also in the thought he had put in this project.
Hawkmans: A posh trail of discovery, another project by an architectural design student was an exciting concept of a hostel for the backpackers in the local area, wherein the backpackers will have easy access to the facilities, and the localities will earn a living from it.
From the current topic of sanitary pads to the unusual subject of psychedelic experiences through fashion and acid aesthetics, our graduating batch of Pearlites has raised the bar for the next batch.
Pearl Portfolio 2018 was a memorable event in all our campuses including Noida, Jaipur, and Mumbai, due to the complex projects which gave fuel to Pearl Academy’s creative excellence.