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Loat: Mother of National Institute of Design | The Eames Report


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Loat: Mother of National Institute of Design | The Eames Report

After India's independence, the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru commissioned Charles & Ray Eames (two industrial and furniture designers from the USA) to write a report on how to encourage design education in India.

The India Report (Eames, 1958) would not only be unique; it would also recommend design as a value system for a nation celebrating local design with the mighty "Lota". The paper also suggests an institute, program, and several projects that would later lead to the establishment of National Institute of Design (NID).

The first in the paper discussion series, in this video, we discuss details of the paper and what it has to say about the Indian design, value system, the institute, it's students, faculty, and how we should measure its effectiveness.

Check out the full video here: https://youtu.be/4XoGNz-PxJ8

King Sidharth

June 05, 2020

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