A round-up of design events happening this month in cities around the country

The shortest month of the year is packed with events and festivals for design enthusiasts. Here’s what to look forward to this February.

Protest Fest, Bangalore



Organised by The Sketchup, a collective founded by illustrator Madhvanthi Mohan, this day-long fest will include art exhibits, a panel discussion on protests, a fundraising table and more centred around dissent. Saturday February 1, 2020. Entry Free. More here.

ALSO In Delhi, stick-and-poke tattoo artist Shreya Josh has a fundraiser for Shaheen Bagh at her Tender Pokes studio on Saturday February 1, 2020 (see here), and there’s an open call for artists to help out at Mumbai’s Shaheen Bagh on Sunday February 2, 2020 (see here).

St+art Chennai 2020



St+art India heads to Chennai with its month-long festival. 10 national and international artists, like New Delhi-based Osheen Siva, Swiss artist duo Nevercrew and Chennai-based street artist A-Kill will create several public art interventions including murals, workshops and installations. Saturday February 1, 2020 to Sunday March 1, 2020. More here.

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai

There’s something for everyone at this annual cultural festival. Watch out for the screening of architect Rohan Shivkumar and cinematographer Avijit Mukul Kishore’s Squeeze Lemon in Your Eye on Saturday February 1, an illustrated talk by architect Robert Stephens tracing the evolution of Mumbai’s Coastal Road on Monday February 3, and guided architectural visits to contemporary spaces on Saturday February 8 and Sunday February 9, among other things. Saturday February 1, 2020 to Sunday February 9, 2020. More here.

DesignxDesign, Delhi



The 10th Annual Exhibition of DesignxDesign, a non-profit venture by Studio IF and Alliance Francaise de Delhi will exhibit works by 20 young designers and creators from around the country. Wednesday January 29, 2020 to Wednesday February 12, 2020. Entry free.

India Design ID, Delhi



The annual design festival comprises an exhibit as well as a symposium, which features talks by leading designers and architects from around the world, like Rossana Orlandi, Rahul Mehrotra, Martand Khosla, and more. Thursday February 13, 2020 to Sunday February 16, 2020. Tickets here, prices vary, visitor pass for ID Exhibit at ₹800 per day, delegate passes for ID Symposium start at ₹3000 per day.

The Urban Village Project Exhibition, Delhi

The Urban Village Project, developed by Space10 and Copenhagen-based EFFEKT Architects, will be exhibited at Space10 Delhi for the first time. It looks at the rapid urbanisation of our cities and invites people to rethink how we design and build our homes. The exhibition will open with a series of talks and discussions on ‘How Can We Create a Liveable and Sustainable City.’ Exhibition from Thursday February 13 to Sunday February 23, 2020. More here. Space10 also has other design-related events this month. See here.

Social Design Festival, Goa



The festival comprises intensive three-day workshops, and a two-day conference, focused on exploring design-driven solutions to social problems, and introducing non-designers from other relevant fields to design thinking. Monday February 17 to Friday February 21, 2020. Register here, tickets for the conference, ₹3000, for 5 days, ₹8000.

Cartooning Workshop at the Coastwise Marine Festival, Mumbai



Wildlife and design enthusiasts, Rohan Chakravarty, of Green Humour, will be hosting cartooning workshop as part of this marine-focused festival. Later in the day, he will also be speaking about laughter as a tool for conservation. Wednesday February 19, 2020. Workshop tickets here, ₹500. For the talk, RSVP here.

DWELL 2020, Goa



A workshop hosted by the Charles Correa Foundation in Panjim for architects, designers and students, Dwell 2020 will address issues of urban density and housing. The dialogue will revolve around the design of the Tube House, designed by Correa, which was built in Ahmedabad and later demolished. Wednesday February 26, 2020 to Saturday 29 February, 2020. Registration fee ₹9,500. More here.

Lecture on ‘Redevelopment of the Eastern Waterfront (Mumbai)’, Mumbai

This public lecture by architect and president of CEPT University Dr. Bimal Patel, organised by the Urban Design Research Institute, will look at the sustainable development that the institute, along with other institutions, has been working on for over two decades. Friday February 28, 2020. Entry free, more here.

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