- As we say, “India has many Indias.” We also do not have a literal translation of the word “Design” in India. We have kala, Karigari, and many more. How and where do you see Design in India?
- Our education system is mainly inspired by the west which in the initial days (before personalization) was designed for profits and thereby had a lot of standardization. We have also recently seen that valley startups don’t find a PMF in India. What are your learnings/insights so far to reimagine India’s plural futures through UnBox Cultural Futures Society?
- Historically (half a millennium ago) we as Indians were huge on up-cycling, reusing, and good design systems to make this circular thing work – Can we find learn from some insights?
- What Design Can do has partnered with IKEA for this “make it circular challenge”. IKEA is one brand that has made genuine attempts to contextualize products and services as per markets, barring aesthetics. Can you talk a little bit about the fundamental aspects of circular design?
- How did “UnBox Cultural Futures Society” and “What Design Can do” connect? A little bit of the backstory? In which capacity do you guys collaborate
- What are other initiatives undertaken by UnBox Cultural Futures Society through the years? Collaborating with British Council, NID, Gothe Institute, and more..
- In India, what according to you are a few domains which need immediate design intervention? I am assuming it will be from MP Ranjan’s list but still, since you are a practicing professional, you might see things differently.
- Can you conclude by sharing any case study/winner or 2, which you loved the most in the last 5 years from “What Design Can do” competitions?