FOAID Mumbai celebrates art, architecture and design

(India) – Held on 7-8 October, the 9th edition of FOAID (Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing) Mumbai brought together the biggest stalwarts of the Indian design fraternity for an array of stories, design journeys and discussions in a confluence of art, architecture, and design.

With numerous presentations by Rizvi Hassan – Winner, Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2022, Dipen Gada, George Seemon of Stapati, and an engaging discussion on the topic ‘Reclaiming Public Spaces in India: Strategies & Projects’ with esteemed panel members including Naresh V Narasimhan (Moderator), Habeeb Khan, Hiten Sethi, Rinka D’Monte, Biju Kuriakose, Arjun Malik, Salil Ranadive, Vivek Gupta, Zameer Basrai, Mansi Sahu, the conference invited architects and designers from across the country.

Partnered with Classic Marble Company, the Design Manthan conference was seen as an avenue through which to witness the multiplicity of voices, and to discuss thought-provoking ideas through panel discussions, presentations, talks and debates, bringing together some of the most creative minds of the architecture and design fraternity.

In the Design Arena was an exhibit of more than 200 inspirational works, comprising built and ongoing projects, the collective display highlighting major architectural projects of the design world.

Elsewhere, the Creative Minds Next was a progressive platform, intended to award senior, experienced design professionals in ongoing projects, while the Merino Architecture Ideas was an annual, national competition crafted to recognise the excellent works of next-gen designers.

FOAID also hosted Expressions, an art installation competition, with an exhibition showcasing remarkable art pieces made by students on the theme ‘Scale in Architecture’.

Over the years, FOAID has proved to be a splendid platform for expressing and exchanging thoughts in the field of design, and engaging with the design community.  

Following FOAID Mumbai, the New Delhi edition will be held at the NSIC Grounds, Okhla New Delhi on 25-27 November.

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