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Exhibition design dept announces seminar in museum design

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Please join us for a day of talks and discussion on designing for museums. This seminar, organized by the Faculty of Exhibition Design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, seeks to investigate issues related to museum exhibition design and the role of designers.
Date: Weds, 1st September
Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Venue: NID auditorium, Paldi


HfG ULM Conference at Kolkata: 28 September 2010

After the successful one day event at Bengaluru in March 2010, this is the second in the series of conferences based on the spirit of the HfG Ulm pedagogy for design education and its impact on India. The HfG Ulm, which started as a continuation of the Bauhaus experiments in design education under one of its former students – Max Bill, soon veered from a foundation in art to a science and society focus under the leadership of Tomas Maldonado. The HfG Ulm faculty, all eminent teachers and thought leaders in their field, experimented with design education like never before and documented the results of teaching in a series of 21 journals published between 1958 and 1968.

Last date for registration: September 20, 2010 (Participation limited to 100 participants only – please register early) Conference on 28 September 2010 at Kolkatta

Individual designers and faculty : Rs. 2000/= each
Team of 5 faculty per school from India : Rs 5000/= per team

Venue & Schedule:
Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Kolkata (ICCR)
9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata – 700 071
behind Tata Centre , Chowringhee Road

28 September, 2010 : Full-day Conference-cum-Workshop on Basic Design Education: 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad – in collaboration with
Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata
HfG-Archive Ulm & IfA (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Germany) Stuttgart
Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Kolkata (ICCR)

Call for registration for LOOK BACK LOOK FORWARD Conference-cum-workshop

The HfG Ulm, which started as a continuation of the Bauhaus experiments in design education, soon veered from a foundation in art to a science and society focus. The HfG Ulm faculty, experimented with design education like never before and documented the results in 21 journals published between 1958 and 1968. These ten years of intense research, theory building and sharing has had a lasting impact on the world of design education. The closing down of the HfG Ulm in 1968 saw the scattering of its faculty and students across the world, each steeped in the Ulm ideology of public good with design theory and action, resulting in significant action on the ground in the form of new design education all over the world, including in India, by Sudhakar Nadkarni and H. Kumar Vyas.

The objective behind LOOK BACK- LOOK FORWARD: HfG Ulm and Design Education in India, an intensive one-day conference-cum-workshop, is to draw inspiration from the path-breaking work at Ulm and reflect on the path forward for design education here in India.

Klemens Ortmeyer Photography workshop off to a good start!

With all seats full for the day, Klemens Ortmeyer’s workshop got off to a great start in the photography studio. Klemens, who has trained as an Architect by formal training, shifted to space photography later and has toured the world on assignments. He works with several equipment but the highlight of the workshop is an opportunity for the students to work on the ALPA, a swiss make medium format camera. This is not available with NID, and promises to be a unique chance for students.

More updates soon.

Last 2 days to register for photography workshop – HURRY!

Hi folks,

I have been in touch with a European Organization called TransUrban, which looks at living spaces across the world. We have a series of events planned in the coming 2 weeks. We are starting with a one day photography workshop with Klemens Ortmeyer, German photographer who will be visiting us between 15-19th.

This is a call for registrations for entire community, all disciplines.

  1. This will be a one day workshop.
  2. There are 4 dates – you can choose, whichever is convenient. Available slots are 15, 16, 17, 18.
  3. A maximum of 10 students per day only.
  4. The event will conclude with exhibition on works on Friday, 19th at foyer.
  5. Registrations on first come first served basis only.
  6. Equipment will have to be brought by you (Any SLR  will do)

To register, please mail your interest with name, discipline and batch to me at


A Day at Home – Illustration and Comic Workshop announced!

A one-day seminar with Sibylle Vogel, Illustrator from Austria, Europe is scheduled to be held on the 17th feb 2010 @ Paldi campus, NID Ahmedabad.

“The interaction of text and image – telling stories by use of images and/or sequential narratives and a step towards an individual picture language are the focus of this one-day seminar”

– The text/idea of a very short story with the topic “A Day at Home” which can be used as the basis for illustration or for comics and which tells something funny, or sad, or crazy, or sci-fi about your space of living, your furniture, your house, your garden, your family – whatever could make a reader interested in your home. Participants will have a short look at how a story works, how to use dramaturgy, how to create tension, how to develop characters and a story board.

The Artist

Sibylle Vogel was born in 1963 in Mainz, Germany and is living and working as a illustrator, cartoonist and comics artist in Vienna, Austria. Sibylle had an original career as a foreign language correspondent at the United Nations but started to work as an illustrator in 1997. Sibylle joined classes at Rhode Island School of Design, USA and at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts in children’s book illustration, graphic design and animation. She has been teaching illustration and comics in workshops mostly for young people but also for students and artists in Austria and abroad. For her illustration work, she recently received the Austrian National Award for children’s literature.

Photography workshop with Klemens Ortmeyer

Klemens Ortmeyer offers the students of NID Photography Workshop from 15th to 19th of February (5x one day workshops / each day max. 10 students).

Klemens Ortmeyer  – born 1964 in Braunschweig/Germany; lives and works in Hamburg / Germany; graduate in civil engineering/architecture; opened his on office for architectural photography in 1993; teached architectural photography at the departments of architecture at the universities of applied sciences in Oldenburg and Hildesheim; long-term documentation of the MARTAMuseum in Herford/Germany by Frank Chery and Phaeno in Wolfsburg/Germany by Zaha Hadid.