New Delhi: Bengaluru ByDesign returns with its second edition from November 15-24 in India’s IT hub. This year, the festival will feature over 50 events, focusing on demystifying design and making it more accessible to the public through installations, exhibitions, workshops, conferences, events, screenings, pop-ups, talks and more.
The Festival will take place across 10 venues in Bengaluru, including the Bangalore International Centre, Titan Campus, Electronic City, National Gallery of Modern Arts, Workbench Projects, Ulsoor, CoWorks, Residency Road, among others.
The 10-day design programme will focus on Ind’a’s design talent, while also functioning as a platform for global creative dialogue, featuring strong participation from design professionals from across the world – to celebrate creativity, encourage design thinking and explore the innovations in design today.
Suprita Moorthy, Founder Bengaluru ByDesign said: The second edition of Bengaluru ByDesign aims to showcase a diversity of design practices contributing to the reputation of the city by adding new stories to it. Our programme is about the layering of stories, not just installations but the talks, education, the conversations that take place around it.
Some of the key highlights of this y’ar’s festival are immersive public installations including ‘Taburete To’er’ by artist Polish Architect Jakub Szczesny binding architectural tooling and design practice to create a community-building project focusing on the notion that ‘Design is for everyb’dy’.
‘Our Colour Reflect’ons’ by British designer and artist Liz West will respond site-specifically to the architecture in which rays of light will beam through seven prisms made from special colour filter glass in creating an atmospheric illusion that will stimulate visi’ors’ visual perception of colour. This installation is in collaboration with Asian Paints and the British Council.
‘Loo Cafe X Water’Loop’, a sustainable sanitation project will showcase a new model for public toilets that celebrates water and ecological systems. This collaboration is between the curators Jane Withers Studio UK, Anupama Kundoo Architects and Ixora Corporate Services. Vivid Books by Vitek Skop will present an interactive installation using the interactive textbook where students will learn about physics topics through augmented reality in a fun and playful way.
Alongside installations, Design and Photography exhibitions will be on display across the city including ‘Eye on P’land’, curated by Magdalena Frankowska and Artur Frankowski in collaboration with The Polish Institut, Delhi. This exhibition will be hosted by Titan Campus, Electronic City and take the viewer on a voyage through a wide range of styles, attitudes and design strategies reflecting the richness of the current Polish graphic design scene.
Renowned photographer John G’llings’ retrospective, an MGA travelling exhibition titled ‘The History of Buil’ World’ will be exhibited at the Bangalore International Centre in collaboration with the Australian Consulate-General Chennai. NGMA Bengaluru will present Prabudda D’sgupta’s retrospective titled, ‘A ‘ourney’ featuring a collection of 100 prints mapping his career.
‘Intim’te Etre’ by Magali Couffon De Trevros curated by Shraddha Nair is an exhibition hosted by DDIR Architecture Studio. This exposition seeks to embrace the idea of humans as individuals, transcending labels, typecasts and prejudices.
Also, BBD in collaboration with Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and Workbench Projects will host various workshops including POP-Arc which will introduce students to the process of making physical objects using digital design and fabrication tools.