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Heritage Goes Pop: Design and Culture in Contemporary Times



Heritage Goes Pop: Design and Culture in Contemporary Times

The Italian Embassy Cultural Centre joins the new Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Series ‘16-17, a monthly initiative that highlights both the heritage and the contemporary arts and culture movements. The inaugural program is titled, Heritage Goes Pop: Design and Culture in Contemporary Timesand brings together a dynamic tapestry of global voices in art history, museology, branding, architecture and design. Our stellar panel includes , Alok Nanda, Veteran Design, Advertising and Branding Professional, Rooshad Shroff, Architect-Designer for the Prestigious Christian Louboutin Store, Bangkok and Giorgio Galleani, Head of Collections at the Triennale Design Museum of Milan in conversation with Dr. Alka Pande, Art Critic and Cultural Theorist. Together they will reflect on the design histories, cultural icons and contemporary imagery of Italy and India and discuss the need to preserve the old alongside the new.

Italian Architect and Ph.D in Interior and exhibition design, he has worked for several years (2001-05) as a researcher at the Department of Architectural Design at the Faculty of Architecture of Milan Polytechnic, especially on issues of social housing, in order to determine the quality standards of the residences for the elderly. In the same period he served as a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Design and at the two campuses of the Faculty of Architecture of Milan Polytechnic, developing with the students, some exhibition design projects and museums, with particular reference to the historical examples both at the expositive fair Fiera di Milano and at the Triennale di Milano. From 2006 he started working for the Triennale di Milano as a collaborator to the realization of various exhibitions at the museum. Beginning 2009 he is responsible for the Permanent Collection of Italian Design, and from 2010 also for the Italian Design Archives. He has been guest speaker at the italian university Scuola Politecnica di Design (2006, 2007); at the Institute for the international education of students of the Università Cattolica (2006); at the European Conference of the Design Museums Muscon 2008 at the Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Spain and Muscon 2009, at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.

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Date: Monday, August 01, 2016

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Mumbai

In collaboration with : Kala Ghoda Arts Festival - Avid Learning

Entrance : Free