International Workshop at CEPT University

India is often quoted to be an assimilative culture with the only homogenous character being plurality and diversity. It surely exists simultaneously and quite comfortably in multiple time-periods displaying an immensely rich and varied fabric, a diversity that is integral to India. It has often in the past shown its power to negotiate variety and differences positively aided by its long history of the argumentative and dialogic tradition that transgresses gender, caste, economic, political and religious divides. This process, seen by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen as an integral part of the development of Indian thought and ethos, is an important factor for the correct reading of India’s past. Dialogic learning as Wikipedia suggests is ‘the result of egalitarian dialogue; in other words, the consequence of a dialogue in which different people provide arguments based on validity claims and not on power claims’.

If design and its understanding in the Indian context is to benefit from this diversity and plurality, if India is to be experienced joyously, it seems most useful to continue in the spirited tradition of Samvad or dialogue. In the IMIAD Workshop this year, we engaged in a dialogue for design and through design, closely exploring ways in which the context can inform the nature of dialogues.

International Masters in Interior Architecture and Design
Faculty of Design
CEPT University


30.08.2011 - 16.09.2011

CEPT University,India

  • Anusha Babel
  • Devanshi Das
  • Gaurav Rajender
  • Harshitha Raju
  • Krutika ghawghawe
  • Mihir Vakharia
  • Mitraja Jatin Vyas
  • Namrata Thyagraj
  • Neeraj Richard Bara
  • Neha Ashok Vaid
  • Rishav Jain
  • Sangeetha Priya
  • Sree Sowmya Chinta
  • Vrushali Babanrao Burle


  • Krishna Shastri
  • Ravi Hazra
  • Gurdev Singh
  • Samir Parker

Edinburgh College of Art, UK

  • Olivia Sidey
  • Melanie Weitz
  • YunYeong Lee
  • Felice Press
  • Alice Walker


  • Edward Hollis

University of Applied Sciences, Lahti, Finland

  • Leena Arola
  • Liisa Heino
  • Erika Jamisto
  • Maija Koro
  • Heli Vauhkala
  • Maiju Korpelainen


  • Maarit Keto

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

  • Damla Oral
  • Isil Bilgehan Göktepe
  • Ayçin Balci
  • Gülden Ay
  • Naide Gündogmus
  • Melis AKINCI
  • Nurullah KAYA
  • Begüm Akkaya
  • Saniye Fisgin
  • Kemal Serkan Demir
  • Nurdan Karagunlu


  • Ozge Cordan
  • Cagil Yurdakul
  • Demet Dinçay

Hochschule für Technik, Stuttgart, Germany

  • Linda Ewald
  • Annika Hutarew
  • Van Quynh Le
  • Romana Mainka
  • Sahar Moghimi
  • Andrea Nothelfer
  • Marie-Isabel Raible
  • Gesa Schmidt-Hohagen
  • Juliane Simnacher
  • Julia Walke
  • Michèle Pfeiffer
  • Anna-Lena Wörn


  • Diane Ziegler
  • Eberhard Holder
  • Simone Völcker
  • Christoph Völcker

Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

  • Valentina Dellagiacoma
  • Camilla Mansini


  • Pietro Vitali