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Srishti Collective comes alive with futuristic designs

Creative space: An exhibition of projects by students of Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, is under way in Bengaluru.

Creative space: An exhibition of projects by students of Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, is under way in Bengaluru.  

The event showcases the works of 220 UG, PG students

Creating rain with brain waves, embroidered shirts for men, mythology-inspired illustrations, an application that can help plan holidays; and a low cost and effective diagnostic tool for cardiovascular diseases. This and a lot more creative projects are part of the four-day Srishti Collective 2017 that concludes at Palace Grounds on Thursday.

The event is showcasing the works of 220 undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. “Art and design today functions in a collaborative manner. The event is showcasing the interdisciplinary learning that students have revived at Srishti,” said Rustam Vania, academic dean, projects, Srishti school.

Sushmita Hatte, an undergraduate student of design who worked on the Impact Edge project, created a business plan for 100 women working in the garment sector in Channapatna. “Women working in the manufacturing sector have to travel all the way to Bengaluru. We, in collaboration with Industree Foundation, designed a business plan for them. A unit is being set up in Channapatna. Also, we roped in 50 women proficient in the art of embroidering and will be providing them a means to earn their livelihood,” she said. Maria George, another student, is showcasing seven of her paintings that explore the disconnect between nature and self. “People find lizards and cockroaches repulsive. This is because we have lost our connect with nature. I chose to pick the undesirable and portray them as sacred in my paintings,” she said.

Another section of the event is displaying innovation in healthcare. Most projects were taken up in collaboration with corporates. Tanvi Ranka for instance developed a service to provide home-care and support to those diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease along with Philips. Bengaluru also figures in many of the works, with students such as Nayantara Joseph displaying her installation using artificial light to illuminate public spaces in the city and Rahul Bishit creating an experimental maps of Silver Jubilee Park as a way to reclaim public spaces.

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