The second edition of Bengaluru ByDesign returns from the 15-24 November featuring 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.
This year the Festival will take place across 10 venues in Bengaluru including, Bangalore International Centre, Titan Campus, Electronic City, National Gallery of Modern Arts, Workbench Projects, Ulsoor, CoWorks, Residency Road amongst others. The 10-day design programme will shine the spotlight on India’s design talent whilst 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.
The Festival is in collaboration with Titan, Asian Paints, CoWrks, Total Environment, Trojan Plywood, Anant National University, Pearl Academy, JD Institute, Workbench Projects, Australian Consulate-General, Chennai, Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, The British Council, The Polish Institute Delhi, NGMA Bengaluru, DesignUp, Hendricks and Monkey Shoulder.
Some of the key highlights of this year’s festival are immersive public installations by artists including Jakub Szczensy, Liz West and Vitek Skop. Alongside installations, Design & Photography exhibitions will be on display across the city including Eye on Poland, The History of Built World, A Journey and Intimate Etre. BBD in collaboration with Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) & Workbench Projects will host various workshops including POP-Arc. Other workshops by Andy Budd, Marial Manual and Pearl Academy amongst others will be the highlight. Blue Cat Paper, The Makers Market, The Object Shop and The Museum of Everything will return with bigger and compelling content this year along with D:Talks.
Design Day at Titan will focus on the Future of Making featuring thought-provoking conversations and presentations materiality, designing in turbulent times, crafting futures etc. British Designers Kate Pelen curator and creative producer of Central St Martins, UK & Lucy Sanderson will be amongst the stellar line-up.
Part of the bigger programming, the festival will also include the fourth edition of DesignUp, 12 - 16 November, with a two-day conference at Lalit Ashok that will explore the integration of design and technology and aims to raise the design agenda within tech-companies and tech-led businesses.