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Designer & Classical Dancer

Date & Time

Wednesday Wed, 7 Apr 2021



Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

Designer & Dancer, Miti Desai will share about the nuances of form, space & body and the many stories they narrate.
Space & Form are living and they have their own voice. Miti will take you through her experiences & process of designing experiential spaces with light on her understanding and interaction with space & form. The talk will be interspersed with visual demonstrations deconstructing the creative process. Her practice as a dancer and the interconnection and assimilation of inter disciplinary influences in the creative process will be discussed.

The creative process that will be deconstructed will be based on three prominent exhibitions : S.G Vasudev Retrospective (NGMA, Bengaluru, Mumbai); 100 years of Kalabhavana, Shantiniketan & 125 years of J.Krishnamurti (Chennai, Varanasi & Bengaluru). Travel with Miti on a journey to explore the her process of visualising experiential spaces.

Watch the event live here.

In collaboration with Ananya Drushya

‘Ananya Drushya’ is an artists’ led initiative supported by Mr. Ravi Cavale. This is an effort to bring artists together and to create a  platform for dialogue among artists and to reach out to other members of the society. ‘Ananya’ means unique; a unique effort from people who are interested in preserving and nurturing the vibrant cultural ethos of our times.

Started in 2003, ‘Ananya Drushya’ is part of ‘Ananya’,  a trust working to promote music, literature and art, founded in 1995. Since its inception Ananya Drushya has conducted more than one hundred presentation by artists and has also organized discussion sessions on art and art appreciation programmes. It has also developed a  small digital archives of Karnataka art from pre-independence period onwards. Several outreach programme and art workshops for school children, to develop awareness in them about visual art and culture, have also been conducted.

Ananya Drushya is guided by eminent artist S.G.Vasudev, who is also a trustee of Ananya, with a host of young artists helping in actual execution of events.


Miti Desai

Designer & Classical Dancer

Miti Desai has been interweaving her disciplinary domains of design, dance and education across diverse projects in communication over the past couple of decades.

Formal training in graphic design and professional practice in that led her to organically explore the intricacies of body design and design in space as expressed in a classical dance form like Mohiniattam.

Several years of training and public performances of the dance opened up a pathway for her to connect to evolved structures and patterns of pedagogical transmission through systems of  cultural knowledge, integrating aesthetic principles. This has, in turn, informed her interests in design, arts, ecology and education.

She is the founder/creative head at Miti Design Lab, an interdisciplinary design studio, currently based out of Bengaluru, involved with multiple aspects of design – communicational, experiential, exhibition and social design.

She has been recognized for excellence in ‘space design’ through awards in the past few years for her design of major exhibitions of visual artists and the thoughts of philosophers and educators.

She is Executive Trustee, Shaktiyogashrama Gurukulam, an educational and cultural centre near Pune.