19th November 2019
Bengaluru ByDesign demystifies design through 10 day programme

The second edition of Bengaluru ByDesign returned to Bangalore from the 15 to 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 took place across key landmarks in Bangalore. The 10-day design programme highlighted 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.

This year, the Festival programming offers visitors a wide spectrum of public installations, exhibitions, each considering a distinct tenet of artistic design practice. Visitors are exposed to international artists furthering the Festival’s objective of promoting cross-cultural exchange and fostering global dialogue via the arts. The programming also responds to conversations within global design industry focusing on its importance in technology, evolving the dialogue on creative practices, and policy within the wider design community via panel discussions and workshops, whilst also addressing key issues and concerns in India’s society.

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 were 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 hosted various workshops including POP-Arc.

Part of the broader programming, the festival also included the fourth edition of DesignUp, 12 – 16 November, with a two-day conference at Lalit Ashok that explored the integration of design and technology with the aim to raise the design agenda within tech-companies and tech-led businesses.

Image Credit: ‘Garbage Dreams’ by Mariel Manuel & JD Institute. Courtesy of Bengaluru ByDesign 2019