Anisha Malhotra Dalvi is a post doctoral research fellow at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR in Mumbai. She completed...
A famous quote attributed to Picasso goes, "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Anisha Malhotra, designer and educator, has a slightly different take. All children are creative to an extent, she concurs, but they have to be encouraged to go beyond that. How does one provide the motivation and the environment, to enable that? This forms the crux of her work with education and design.
We are delighted to invite Anisha Malhotra - designer, educator, eco-friendly practitioner - to Mumbai Local, to talk about design for building creative confidence in children. Design thinkers, she says, must ask the questions – how do children perceive design? how do you instill divergent thinking and foster imagination in children? How do you provoke agency? And how do art and design play into this endeavour? Anisha will take us through her research in this area, which include creative problem-solving, gamification, and a variety of fascinating experiments and approaches.
Please join us on Friday for an evening that will delve into the delight and challenge of design education, and the possibility of creating utterly stimulating learning environments for children.
Curated by Arnab Bhattacharya
RSVP for this session begins on Monday 16th December, 2019.
Anisha Malhotra Dalvi is a post doctoral research fellow at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR in Mumbai. She completed her Phd in design education from the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), School of Design at IIT-Bombay. She is an alumnus of the National Institute of Design where she did her Masters in Information Design. Anisha is passionate about making education meaningful and fun and works towards making children fearless and confident learners. She has conducted several creativity and design workshops for both children and teachers. In her work, she uses drawing and design as a medium of expression and communication which leads to the development of a wide variety of skills in children. Her current research interests include promoting divergent thinking in children, STEAM education, design thinking and zero-waste art practices.