Ahmedabad Design Week – #DesignFestival 16-17-18 Feb 2024

About the Ahmedabad Design Week

Ahmedabad Design Week [ADW], in its glorious journey of four years, has honored and highlighted key areas which have impacted the field of design and art in the global arena and as we gear up to welcome the fifth edition, our focus concentrates on the contribution of ‘Indian legacy’ in the ideas, designs, skills and capabilities of the modern world. ADW 5.0 aims to untangle the complex structures of modern designs and applications and take everyone a step back in the past to appreciate and celebrate the original inspiration behind today’s design abilities.

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India is more than just a country. It is infact the personification of human life itself, its evolution and progression. It is an embodiment of a civilization where knowledge has successfully been passed on from generation to generation and vivid applications in each era have proven its worth for the society and mankind.
Today the world recognizes India as an inclusive thought-leader and a shining light showing the world the road to a bright future. This acknowledgement is testimony to centuries of consistent efforts by our ancestors to preserve and pass on the knowledge, skills, understanding and achievements of their times to us, so that we and our future generations can build upon them and contribute our part towards a better world to live in. What we see around us today is not just the craft of our generation, but a harmonious blend of the heritage and legacy of our Indian ancestors and the contemporary application of technological advancements, all in a suitable manner so that the world is able to create meaningful products and structures.

The theme of Ahmedabad Design Week 5.0


INDIABLE is a conscious attempt to collate different eras of the creatively thoughtful Indian mindset and its progression through the annals of time, thereby bringing forth a structured and animated pattern which highlights the Indian character, creativity, potential, capabilities and design identity – all blended together in a perfect mix. With a string of dignitaries and experts from different areas in the world of design connecting with young and creative Indian minds through interactive sessions and workshops over a span of three days, ADW 5.0 is ready to illuminate the path for future generations of global design enthusiasts, in the Indian style.


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Collaborative Workshop

Pedagogy | Sustainablity | Interaction Design

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Art Installations




Inaugural Ceremony

Why Register and Attend the ADW?

Attending the Ahmedabad Design Week is an unmissable opportunity for design students and industry veterans alike. For students, it’s a gateway to learn from industry pioneers, gaining insights and perspectives that textbooks can’t offer. With tailored workshops and engaging talks, it’s a chance to expand skills, network, and gain a competitive edge in a rapidly evolving field. Till date design experts from 21 countries have participated as esteemed guest speakers. Beyond the learning and networking, Ahmedabad Design Week is a celebration of creativity and imagination. It’s a space where ideas flourish, where students find mentors and veterans discover new inspirations. Join us in this vibrant convergence of talent and experience, where each attendee contributes to shaping the future of design. For students, it’s a gateway to invaluable learning, a chance to glean wisdom from the luminaries shaping the design landscape.

For academicians, this conference extends beyond networking; it’s a treasure trove of evolving trends and practical applications. Gain firsthand knowledge from industry leaders, enriching classroom discourse and fostering an environment of progressive learning. For industry veterans, this conference offers a reservoir of innovation and networking. Engage with like-minded professionals, delve into cutting-edge trends, and share experiences that enrich both craft and career. Ahmedabad Design Week is about harnessing collective wisdom, nurturing creativity, and amplifying individual potential. Join us in this celebration of design, where students grasp the blueprint for their futures, and veterans chart the course for innovation.

Speaker Registration

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Guest Speakers at ADW 5.0

Guest Workshop Masters at ADW 5.0

Evening Entertainment

Along with the specially curated speaker sessions, workshops and panel discussions, Ahmedabad Design Week 5.0 will be hosting an evening entertainment affair to mesmerize and engage the audience with spoken words, poetry and stories of a lifetime!

17th February 2024 (6:30 PM Onwards)
Abhi Munde
Writer & Poet

17th February 2024 (6:30 PM Onwards)
Mehak Mirza Prabhu
Corporate Storytelling Coach

Event Schedule

Inauguration (16th February, 2024, 10:30 AM onwards)

Venue :- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Convention Centre, North Extension Campus, Karnavati University

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16th Feb, 2024D Block AuditoriumG BlockWorkshop
12:30 - 17:00  

Samvit Blass
Rapid Prototyping in Model Design
(Venue :- Makers Labs )

13:00 - 16:00  

Achyut Palav
Ink Alchemy
(Venue :- F2 – F5 )

13:30 - 14:30 

Abhimanyu Nohwar
Honeytrapping UI/UX
(Venue :- G Block AV Room )

13:30 - 15:00  

Sathiyaseelan G
Automobile Workshop
(Venue :- F10 )

13:30 - 16:30  

Prof. S Ram Kumar
Teasing Haptic Design – Workshop
(Venue :- G Block CR1 )

13:45 - 14:45

Garima Maheshwari
Carat Creation

14:00 - 17:00  

Blue Pottery
Ceramic Lab
(Venue :- F14 )

14:45 - 15:45 

Uttam Pal Singh
Mirth and Mischief – The design BTS
(Venue :- G Block AV Room )

15:00 - 16:00

Manish Bhatt
Scary Crow of Communication

16:00 - 18:00  

Björn Dahlman
Clowning Chronicles – CR
(Venue :- G Block AV Room)

16:15 - 17:15

Gaurav Juyal
The Eureka Effect- Experience Design

17:30 - 18:30

Aaquib Wani
Bleed Blue

17th Feb, 2024D Block AuditoriumG BlockWorkshop
09:00 - 17:00  

Samvit Blass
Topic:- Rapid Prototyping in Model Design
(Venue :- Makers Labs )

10:30 - 11:30

Gautam Vazirani
Topic:- Design का DNA

10:30 - 12:30 

Lakshmi Subramaniam Murugesh
Topic:- Let’s Talk Lingerie
(Venue : G28 )

Sinbad Phgura
Topic:- Through the Lens
(Venue :- G Block CR 1 )

10:45 - 12:30  

Mud Work
(Venue :- G Block 9 )

11:00 - 13:00  

Karam Bir Singh Rohilla
Topic:- Font Design and Typography
(Venue :- G Block CR 2 )

11:45 - 12:45

Ankur Choksi
Topic:- Making Spaces into Statements

13:30 - 14:30 

Vijaybahu Joshi
Topic:- Empathy in Humancentric Design
(Venue :- AV Room )

13:30 - 15:30  

Lakshmi Subramaniam Murugesh
Topic:- Let’s Talk Lingerie
(Venue :- G Block 28 )

13:30 - 16:00  

Gajesh Mitkari
Topic:- The Recipe to Cooking Magical Visuals
(Venue :- F2- F5 )

13:30 - 16:30  

Ellis Bartholomeus
Topic:- Power of Play
(Venue :- G Block CR 1 )

14:00 - 15:00

Saptarshi Prakash
Topic:- Design Delivery

14:00 - 17:00  

Rogan Art
(Venue :- CCI )

15:15 - 16:15

Stephen Masceranhas
Topic:- From Classroom to Studio

Dr. D Udaya Kumar
Topic:- Yeh Paisa Bolta Hai
(Venue :- AV Room )

16:30 - 17:30

Riya Majumdar
Topic:- Style Eco chic – Sustainable Swimwear

18th Feb, 2024D Block AuditoriumG BlockWorkshop
09:00 - 17:00  

Samvit Blass
Topic:- Rapid Prototyping in Model Design
(Venue :- Makers Labs )

10:30 - 11:30

Panel Discussion-
Panelists- Krishan Jagota, Merlyn Dsouza, Sinbad Phgura, Mehak Mirza Prabhu, Ayesha Parikh

( Topic :- Unplugged: Jazz, Pixel and Life Tales )

10:45 - 12:30  

Eco Printing
(Venue :- First Floor, CCI )

11:45 - 12:45

Sanath PC
Topic:- WOW Impact

10:30 - 12:30  

Susan Kralovec
Topic:- Design Futures
(Venue :- G Block CR 1 )

Gajesh Mitkari
Topic:- The Recipe to Cooking Magical Visuals
(Venue :- F2-F5 )

13:45 - 15:45  

Riya Majumdar
Topic:- Green Tide Glam
(Venue :- G Block CR 1 )

14:00 - 15:00

Hariom Seth & Mohammad Shaahkar Siddiquee
Topic:- Impact of AI
(Venue :- Makers Labs )

14:00 - 17:00  

Bamboo Workshop
(Venue :- Wood Workshop )

15:15 - 16:15

Closing Panel
Moderator- Priyanka Sharma
Panelists- Ashish Sompura, Manish Tipathi

( Topic :- Design for the Gods- The Ayodhya Story )


                                        Lunch Break :- 01:00 PM To 02:00 PM



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