Ahmedabad Design Fest (ADF) is an initiative by GLS Institute of Design, GLS University. ADF is a Design biennial, a step towards bringing India’s Design spectrum together to reach out to the common people and bring onto one platform to celebrate Design.
In this inaugural year, ADF will be held on 21–23 December 2018. The theme selected for this year’s festival is ‘Celebrating Ahmedabad’. The event has been conceived to promote and honour Ahmedabad as the Design destination of India and to acknowledge that formal Design education first flourished here.
ADF is a grand confluence showcasing different Design avatars in the form of talks by renowned speakers, panel discussions, startup sessions, installations, exhibition stalls, Design workshops, and various cultural performances.
Asia’s biggest design festival “Ahmedabad Design Festival” has kick started today, which runs three days at GLS University, Ahmedabad. For the first time, such a huge Design Festival is being organized in which the fashionista across the globe will be participating.
ADF is a grand confluence showcasing different Design avatars in the form of talks by renowned Speakers, Panel Discussions, Start-up sessions, Installations, Exhibit Stalls, Design Workshops, and various cultural performances.
Today, at the opening ceremony, the dignitaries associated with the fashion world, college students, artists, and teachers were present. Various programs and performances have also been organized as a part of ADF, including film making workshops, music shows, drum circles and many other events. Around 500 college students have joined this and they will be participating in various programs for three days. Various artists will be showcasing their designer work here at the ADF, along with them, students will be displaying their work.
It is widely believed that Art is a depiction of how a society manifests itself, from philosophy to practice, while Design paves the way for a civilization through constant innovation. In fact it is tough to distinguish where one ends and the other begins.
The sole purpose of ADF is to connect people with Design and apprise them about how Design can aid them in various aspects. It goes well with the belief of the institute, Culture Connects, Tradition Confirms and Technology Empowers.
There will be a performance of Rahul Subramanian with his unique take on standup comedy. This will be followed by Fusion, Folk fusion session featuring Megdhanush and concluding with the internationally acclaimed Prem Joshua and Band.
Don’t miss to visit Ahmedabad Design Fest!