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Create Change – capturing inspirational design stories

British Council and Kyoorius present a design writing workshop. We will use a series of discussions, exercises and assignments to develop skills to capture stories of design – documenting how design has had an impact on the wider society. Facilitated by William Shaw, the workshops will be an insight into how to approach and build design stories. Each participant will be encouraged to develop their own writing style and approach enabling them to research design stories in their own context.

Based on the final assignment, selected participants will also have a chance to be mentored by William and other international writers over a two month period culminating in a publication which will be published and distributed in India and abroad.

    The workshop

Friday 17 May
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
British Council | 901, Tower 1 | One Indiabulls Centre | Elphinstone Road (West) | Mumbai

Saturday 18 May
10:00am – 5:00 pm
Idiom Design And Consulting Ltd. | Joseph Chemmanur Hall, Indiranagar | 1st stage 1st cross | Bangalore - 560 038

Sunday 19 May
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
British Council | 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi

How to apply
To be a part of the workshop, you could be a designer interested in writing or a writer interested in design! Send in your details with a sample of your writing on design (this could be a link to your blog/ any published writing/ part of design documentation) before the 12 of May to aanchal.sodhani@in.britishcouncil.org with KDY Design Writing as the subject.

Workshop fee is 1000 INR.

Selected candidates will be informed via email, and would then be required to make the payment for the workshop at the closest Kyoorius office.

About William Shaw
William Shaw has written widely about art, design and popular culture for publications including the New York Times T-Magazine, Arena and Wired UK; he has just contributed a major piece on Frugal Innovation in Asia and Africa for Wired's May 2013 issue. As part of the London Design Festival team he ran the Digital Design Hub at the V&A in 2010 and 2011, working alongside students and faculty from the London College of Communication to explore new forms of online design writing. His non-fiction books include Westsiders, a study of young men growing up in South Central Los Angeles and A Superhero For Hire, a compilation of his columns for The Observer newspaper. Working with designer Richard Wölfstrome, he created the 2007 Brighton Festival city-wide non-fiction installation 41places.org. His first novel A Song From Dead Lips will be published by Quercus on August 1 2013.
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