USID Foundation India Design Festival

About DDF

Celebration of Design / Design Agenda for Smart Cities

Delhi Design Festival (DDF) is a LIVELY, RICH and a DEMOCRATIC platform to share, exchange, experience, learn, build new collaborations and facilitate dialog between Design professionals, People, Policy Maker, Civic Agencies and industry. The event will target to bring out the "DESIGN AGENDA FOR OUR CITIES" leading to many action oriented design interventions, guidelines & standards to improve experience & quality of living for the inhabitant and the visitors/tourists.

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The DDF conference will serve, as forum to discuss How Design can be a key driver to manifesting and delivering on the Smart City concept in the form of envisioning Product, Services, Systems, Environments and Spaces- in sum, the Sustainable Urban Experience. Come and be part of very different, exciting and engaging conversations, actions and demonstrations around “how design can manifest and deliver to the Smart Cities and Quality & Sustainable Urban Experience”.

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Satellite Events

Apart from the DDF Conference at Delhi, there would be many local activities spread across the various locations with the NCR region and other parts of the country. Each of the Satellite events will focus on any of the following themes:

  • Celebration of Design & Design Thinking
  • Urban Mobility & Accessibility
  • Citizen Service Delivery
  • Environment & Waste Management
  • Public Places, Communities & Culture
  • Visitors & Tourist Experience
  • Design Enabled IoT, ICT & Digital Technologies
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    100% Future of India

    Devoted to promotion of young and talented Indian designers. Showcase to present work of student and young designers!

    Design Republic

    Exploring design interventions that can help the people, cities and create design culture that can get embedded in everyday life. Events like Design District, City Installations, Design in Action workshops, etc. will be organised through "Open call for Events".

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    City Culture & Design

    A forum for people to participate in developing & discussing their cities and its culture. Various activates including exploring the design footprint of the city, Design/heritage walks, mapping the craft culture of the city etc. will be organised during DDF.

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    Startups are the new culture and lot many young people are choosing the path of entrepreneurship through the startups. Launch Pad provides a platform to new design ideas and design strategy support to startups. Activities and events such as startup showcase, startup clinics and launch Pods will be organised during DDF.

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    Design Social

    Networking, Collaboration, and Entertainment!
    Cultural, Music, Bands, Performances, Awards Nights and Parties all will be included as part of Delhi Design Festival!

    Get Involved!

    DDF is a lively and democratic platform and believes that cooperation and collaboration are critical for any successful event. We are looking forward to everyone involvements to make this event possible and successful. You can suggest/propose events; you can become our partners, sponsor us or come and join us as volunteer whatever way you would like to get involved.