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Kerala organizing 'Design Kerala Summit' on December 11 and 12

Kochi, Dec 6(UNI) Kerala Government will organize '#DESIGN KERALA SUMMIT' seeking solutions in rebuilding the flood raved Kerala, here on December 11 and 12, Kerala Chief Ministers IT Fellow Arun Balachandran said here on Thursday.

Informing this at a news conference he said that the core focus of the two-day event would be to find out how we can include design thinking into rebuilding Kerala as it was going through an important phase pertaining to reconstruction after floods.

“As part of the event, #DESIGN KERALA SUMMIT will have panel discussions, interactive sessions, debates and dialogues centering round designing of a futuristic and sustainable ecosystem for Kerala,’’ he added.

Kerala Chief Minister Mr Pinarayi Vijayan will address the Summit on December 12.

Claiming that that the summit forms the key segment of India’s largest design festival,the six-day’’Kochi Design Week’ here, he said it would be attended by leading design luminaries, architects and decision-makers from around the world, which would be concluded on December 16.

The event, happening when Kerala is getting into a crucial phase of reconstruction is helmed by the Department of Information Technology, Government of Kerala, he said adding that it would showcase technology options which could be used during the rebuilding phase as installations so that various stakeholders can experience them. Ideas emerging out of the event will be distributed to relevant departments for their reference.
Building on the tempo set by the digital summit #Future held earlier this year, the Kochi Design week is meant for boosting innovative design and solutions in the state and equip it with futuristic technology and architecture to deal with natural calamities more effectively, he added.

While the central theme of the meet is to “design a sustainable ecosystem for the future”, various sessions will be taken up for deliberation topics like public infrastructure, technology infrastructure, tourism, handloom uplift and living spaces. Experts from each area will innovate and outline models that ensure a sustainable ecosystem for a better Kerala.

Presentations and deliberations at the conclave will take place in different segments—Design Kerala Summit, Design District, Design Challenge, Design Summer School, workshops and master classes.
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