Karnataka also plans Bengaluru Design Festival: Minister
With a view to getting ideas for setting up a ‘Bengaluru Design District’, Karnataka IT/Bt Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan visited the d3 (Dubai Design District) on Sunday along with senior officials.
CN Meena Nagaraj, Director of IT, Arun, Director, Digital, ISDC, Ivan A Fernandes, Managing Director, Regent Technologies, and Sathar al Karan, founder of ArtUAE, visited Dubai Design District and al Serkal Avenue, Dubai to explore the design, art and technology ecosystem in Dubai for the establishment of a similar venue in Bengaluru.
Majid Almari, CEO of Real Estate Registration and Services, Dubai Land Department, Govt of Dubai, received the Minister.
Dubai Design District (d3), established in 2013, is a space where the worlds of design, art and fashion co-exist, where new perspectives are provided, and where a change of the ordinary to the extraordinary is made possible.
“d3 enables disruptive thinking to create a world of endless possibilities through beautifully designed spaces and unique community offerings. Taking inspiration from d3, the GoK has the objective of setting up a design district on 100-150 acres in Bengaluru. The government also wants to organise a ‘Bengaluru Design Festival’ as the world’s largest design festival,” the Minister said.
“Bengaluru Design District will be a global outsourcing destination for various design domains. It will be a creatively stimulating environment that will keep creators, makers and designers in one place. It will benefit corporates, design centres, media & advertising companies, product/service design companies, design start-ups and digital design companies,” Narayan said.
The project has been proposed by ISDC (International Skill Development Corporation) and Jain University, in association with the World Design Council, UK.