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Sunday, 05 August 2018 10:30

‘SRI LANKA DESIGN WEEK 2018’ TO CELEBRATE CREATIVITY AND DESIGN

The Department of Integrated Design, University of Moratuwa is set to host a week-long celebration of Product Design, Fashion and Lifestyle Design, Media and Communication Design - the highly anticipated ‘Sri Lanka Design Week 2018’. The event will take place at Arcade Independence Square, Colombo from August 7 - 12 and provide a platform for students, graduates and industry best practitioners, to showcase their work and design capabilities across a broad spectrum of design specializations.

‘Sri Lanka Design Week 2018’ will celebrate interactions, integration and innovations in creativity and design, among students, educators, practising professionals and designers.The University of Moratuwa has long been heralded as a pioneer of design education and this unique event will help to strengthen its position at the forefront of creative-based education in the country.

Students from the University’s Department of Integrated Design, following a four-year Bachelor of Honours Degree programme, specializing in a wide variety of design disciplines will share their work and creative concepts at the event.They are continuously focusing on merging creativity with functionality to create signature designs with an individual identity.

The week will feature a compilation of mini-events around the theme of ‘Design in Sri Lanka’ – dedicated to creating awareness of and conserving novel design knowledge.The event will kickstart with an inauguration ceremony, and the keynote address will be by Prasoon Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO billionBricks| President’s Design Awardee | TEDx speaker | Forbes contributor. He will speak on designing a nation: who cares!

Awards will be presented to Young Sri Lankan Designer, Young Global Designer, Young Sri Lankan Designer of the Year 2018 and the ‘Most popular Design’ Award.

The first two awards will be given to the respective fields of design: Product Design, Fashion and Lifestyle Design, Media and Communication Design.

The exhibition will be open to the public on each day until August 12 from 8.30am to 7.30pm.

‘Sri Lanka Design Week 2018’ will deliver a range of platforms - design talks and workshops that will celebrate design on multiple levels.

Set to inspire the public as well as young professionals, students, and industry movers and shakers, while fueling meaningful discussions that will shape the industry, this event will play a pivotal role in shaping past, present and future generations of Sri Lankan designers.