Kochi is getting ready to host a design festival from December 11 to 16. Aimed at generating ideas to rebuild the state ravaged by floods in August this year, the event will be held at Bolgatty Palace. Technical experts and architects from India and abroad will participate in the event that will generate innovative ideas for designing a sustainable ecosystem for Kerala.
As part of the event, a design summit -- Design Kerala Summit -- will be held on December 11 and 12. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will speak at the event on December 12.
Organisers said that the event, which is organised by the department of information technology and hosted by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation, is the largest of its kind in the country.
The event is held on the back of the successful organisation of a two-day global digital summit -- #Future -- by the state government’s electronics & IT department in March this year.
The event, attended by 2,000 experts, entrepreneurs, start-up founders and top corporate executives, had helped developed a roadmap to make Kerala the hub for digital innovations and investments.
The design fest will display future technology, ecosystem and design ideas that could be used in the redevelopment of Kerala. The display will help decision-makers from various departments to get a first-hand idea of available technology and products for rebuilding the state. The event is open to general public too.
The Summer School of Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design will be a part of the event, which will also include workshops, master classes, discussions, debates and exhibitions.