Bangalore, Dec 11 (UNI) CII-NID will hold here from tomorrow a two-day design summit in which Italy, recognised as a world leader in design, will be exploring possible avenues of cooperation with India.
National Institute of Design Director Darlie Koshy told repothers here today that the central idea of the summit with a theme -Ledership through Design- was to reshape the cities of the future, while at the same time preserving historical centres and heritage buildings.
Design thinkers, educators and practitioners from around the world would discuss new challenges and opportunities for designers wiht global mindsets to play a leadership role in gloal and local organisations to serve strategic goals, he said.
The present summit assumes a greater significance from the perspective of implementation of the National Design Policy announced by the Centre recently.
"Italy is recognised as the world leader in design in all its various manifestations, from fashion to industrial design, from lifestyle to urban design, and is now exploring all possible avenues of coopearation with India in this sphere," he said.
The highlight of the summit is an exhibition of 100-objects of Italian designs from permanent collection of La Triennale Di Milano, a prestigious museum for design in Italy, will be brought down to give the city a glimpes of 50 years of Italian excellence in this field.
"These objects created by cutting edge design and concept, have defied time and fashion trends by becoming icons of modernity and taste and can be huge source of inspiration for young Indian designers attending the design summit," Mr Koshy said.
Italy would be represented in the diffent sessions of the summit, with speakers from its most prestigious institutions and would present an Indo-Italian workshop titled designing, lifestyle and the City- Managing Modernity and Heritage aimed at comparing experiences in the field of architecture and managment of urban spaces, he said.