Monday, June 1, 2009

The Pottery Exhibition (photo credits: Saira Kasim)
Neelanchana Shobhakumar talking about the impact of Museums on the Social Order (photo credits: Saira Kasim)
Dr. Ramji viewing the Photography Exhibition (photo credits: Elham H. and Vaishali K)
On the 17th and 18th of May 2009, the Department of Interior Design held IDeaZ, an annual event held by the Department of Interior Design, for the second year in a row. The event took place from 9:30 AM, and ended by 3:45 PM. As a part of the first day of the event, there were four presentations by the students of M.A. Interior Design, where each student spoke for an hour each. Persented by Neelanchana Shobhakumar, the first topic was “A study on the impact of Museums on the Social Order: Conceptualizing a Green Museum for Dubai”. We have become so accustomed to the classical museum, that we don’t pay attention to the architecture of any museum at all. Neelanchana spoke about how an architect’s desire can be resolved to create something so spectacular that it can actually overwhelm Art. Next up was Sherrin Samuel, who spoke about the “Study of Hotels with respect to the Sustainable Facet for its Commercial Spaces”.
The Photography Exhibition (photo credits: Saira Kasim)
The lunch break was from 12:45 PM till 1:45 PM, after which Jesni Abdul Quder spoke about “Emotional and Physiological effect of Curvilinear Forms”. The last speaker for the day was Fouzia Al R., who spoke about “The significant need for a Mosque and Islamic Centre for Women in the Contemporary Muslim Society”.
M.A. Interior Design student Nivi awarded for Academic Performance (Photo credits: Elham H. and Vaishali K.)
Once the presentations were done, it was the Prize Distribution session, where the students were awarded Certificates of Merit for their performance and achievements throughout the year.
Prof. Indira Barve awarded a certificate for Excellence in Teaching (Photo credits: Elham H. and Vaishali K.)
For their Academic Performance over the course of this year, the following students were awarded Certificates: M.A. Interior Design – Nivi B.A. Interior Design, 3rd year – Gurpreet B.A. Interior Design, 2nd year – Sabrina B.A. Interior Design, 1st year – Kamsin Certificate in Interior Design – Anaithya For Overall Performance over the course of this year: B.A. Interior Design, 3rd year – Sneha B.A. Interior Design, 2nd year – Sharyun B.A. Interior Design, 1st year – Shabnam For the Paper Presentations made, the following M.A. students were awarded Certificates: Neelanchana Shobhakumar Sherrin Samuel Jesni Abdul Quder Fouzia Al R. The AHI Young Designer Awards by the Al Habtoor Group were presented to the following groups of students: Gurpreet/Sherrin/Sabrina Sneha/Deepa/Sharyun Yusuf/Hibba/Hajir Certificates for the Ritual Architecture Workshop, conducted by Donbrachta in association with APID, were awarded to the following students: Grupreet Kaur Sabrina Kenssous Flavia D’souza Hibba Said Hajir Musa Yet another category where the students were awarded certificates was Excellence in Photography: Abeer Maryam Shafaq Shabnam Fareen Sarayna Murtuza Deepa And last but not the least, Professor Indira Barve was awarded a certificate for Excellence in Teaching. On the second day of the event, an exhibition was held showcasing the works of the students. A photography exhibition was held, along with a display of the students work in the Pottery Workshop held during this semester. On the whole, IDeaZ ‘09 was enlightening, inspiring and a treat to the eyes indeed!
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