Good design takes a holistic, multidisciplinary approach. We know that India faces many innovation challenges. As India’s design community (comprising interior and landscape designers, architects, city planners, real-estate builders, project developers, industry partners and other creative minds), along with the student body in these fields, continues to grow exponentially, the importance of providing opportunities for continuing professional education cannot be understated.
The field of architecture, for example, has grown from around 40 institutes graduating about 1500 students in early 1990s to about 485 schools graduating about 25,000 students in 2015 while the opportunities for acquiring professional knowledges beyond the confines of a classroom have remained consistently absent (See Council of Architecture India’s annual report 2014-15 for a comprehensive overview of the current state). The same stands true for many other rapidly-growing fields like interior designing and real-estate development. GKW aims to address this gap by providing cutting-edge global knowledges around fundamental design issues of practical relevance to sensitive professionals and inquisitive students.