Design Education Talks Ep. 45 – Sudebi Thakurata

Sudebi Thakurata  is a narrative designer, creative facilitator, educator, writer and futurist. She designs experiences, engagement and environment that allow people to think, have dialogue, make their thinking and interaction visible and thus enable them to design their own solutions and narratives using different modes and media. A faculty member at Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, for over a decade, Sudebi is also a Creative Facilitator of SEAΔ, a trans-national cross-cultural leadership programme curated by Mekong Cultural Hub and British Council. A global UNLEASH talent, mentor of many global innovation programmes, Sudebi has co-founded the transdisciplinary design collective, D.epicentre  and started a unique pedagogy, art and design led trans-local initiative “The Archival City- a Site of Learning’. During the times of the pandemic she started a global initiative deeply rooted in the power of stories, orality, inquiries, narratives and experiential perspectives called the Musical Manifesto Project. Sudebi emphasises on socially, environmentally and culturally relevant issues, inter-weaving design, imagination, complex systems thinking, pedagogy, visual and performing arts, oral history, ethnography and research to design possibilities which are inclusive and transformative. Many of these projects use orality and memory as sources of wisdom in framing complex problems and designing solutions. She has been invited as guest faculty/curator/collaborator/designer at Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar Ahmedabad University, IDC-IIT Bombay, Nirma University, NCBS and many other global universities and institutions. She is a member of the Inclusivity Advisory Board of Just A Girl. Find Sudebi on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sudebi/ Twitter http://twitter.com/SudebiT Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sudebithaku… Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sudebi.thaku… Also find D.epicentre on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/depi… Instagram https://www.instagram.com/depicentre/

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