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Luminaries from Field of Architecture and Design Converge at Ansal University’s 3-day International Conference and Workshop Revolution by Design

British High Commissioner to India inaugurates event organized by Sushant School of Art and Architecture and Sushant School of Design

Gurgaon, Haryana, India, Monday, March 11, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — Ansal University , Gurgaon, an autonomous university dedicated to providing advanced trans disciplinary education is hosting a 3-day annual international conference and workshop titled Revolution by Design organized by the Sushant School of Art and Architecture and Sushant School of Design . His Excellency Sir James Bevan, the British High Commissioner to India inaugurated the event today. The keynote address was delivered by Sir Christopher Frayling, a world renowned eminent design thinker and ex-Rector of the Royal College of Art, London.

According to Dr. Raj Singh, Vice Chancellor, Ansal University , ” It is a moment of immense pride for us to host a conference of this stature in our University. The Sushant School of Art and Architecture and Sushant School of Design have established their reputation as premium centers of learning and the presence of such eminent personalities further validates this fact.” “At Ansal University, we adopt advanced teaching methods like the trans disciplinary approach as well as global orientation and industry specific curriculum. It is our constant endeavor to produce world class professionals with multidimensional skills and futuristic knowledge,” he adds.

The three conference to be held from March 11- 13 will be attended by leading architects and designers from across the globe. It will be steered by a series of short lectures by industry experts from around the world, These include well known names like Raj Rewal, SK Das, Aditya Dev Sood, Sunita Kohli, Ashish Ganju and others.

Speaking about the conference theme, Prof. Mike Kowles, Dean, Sushant School of Design states , ” Revolution by Design centers its energy on The Third Industrial Revolution (TIR) focusing on the role that design thinking and design pedagogy will play in bringing on the changes. Continuing to merge the talents of designers, engineers and technologists to work together in developing new solution to old problems is a necessity today. We hope that the views of the luminaries present at the conference will shape the minds of our talented young students.”

The lecture series will be followed by practical workshops on traditional and modern making. Karen Richmond, head of the BA 3D program at Camberwell College of Art and Design, the University of the Arts ‘makers school’ will run trans disciplinary workshops aided by 4 of her students from London.

About Ansal University Gurgaon

Established in 2012, The Ansal University is dedicated to providing an advanced quality of education with a futuristic approach for students drawn from around the world in the disciplines and professions that have the greatest bearing on the future of India and the World. Located in a sprawling campus in the heart of Gurgaon, the campus of Ansal University is a marvel in itself. The organization has a rich intellectual capital comprising of about 150 highly qualified and experienced faculty from diverse fields. Besides the regular faculty members, the institutes have a history of long standing academic relationship with eminent personalities like Late. M F Hussain, Mr. Jatin Das, Sir Joseph Allen Stein, Mr. Mario Botta, and many more from various fields. The Sushant School of Art & Architecture (SSAA) was established in 1989 and has been rated among the top architecture schools in India by British Council.


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