Bangalore Energizes India’s Creators
Creator community reconstructs Bangalore; city dreams beyond technology
Bangalore, 20 February 2014: Construkt Festival is a 4 day celebration of creators, an emerging community that thrives on colliding perspectives and creative intersections. Ranging from designers, makers, artists, hackers, social innovators, technologists to culinary professionals and enthusiasts, all converging to uphold the spirit of expression through creation. Construkt Festival is a fully integrated creator carnival – cutting across domains, disciplines & geographies. The festival is a platform to unlearn and learn, share, create & celebrate.
Set to run from the 20th of March 2014, the objective of the festival is to build high energy, immersive and interactive experiences for these distinctive creator communities to converge.
Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. Shashikiran, Co-Founder, Construkt Festival, said, “The creator community is unique. They live with conviction. Passion drives their life. Optimism fuels their soul. Belief is their tool. Construkt Festival 2014 celebrates India’s creators, their passion and the pride to express through art of business. With the new generation stepping into the creative economy, building a global platform that celebrates the process of learning is imperative and absolutely necessary.
Addressing the media, Mr. Naganand Doraswamy, President, TiE, Bangalore, said, “TiE Bangalore is very excited to be part of and co anchor Construkt Festival 2014. Last year being part of Startup Festival, we realized that a lot of entrepreneurial people in the city needed more to identify themselves apart from the word “Startup” or “Entrepreneur”, even though they’re brilliant creators and entrepreneurs in their own right. These people are essentially creators, someone who is transitioning from dreaming about an idea to constructing the idea. Born out of this insight is Construkt Festival – interconnected spaces for creative communities to connect across discipline and geography”.
Commenting on the festival, Gayathri Sharma, Executive Director, TiE, Bangalore, said, “TiE Bangalore has always been a platform that brings together the young and experienced minds to share new learning, a new way of thinking. This is exactly what Construkt Festival is all about”
The entry fee for Construkt Festival is priced at Rs. 2500 for early bird offer which is open till March 5th 2014. A participant can log on to http://construkt.me/construkt-2014/ and purchase the ticket. The festival is focused at four core creative communities: 1. Design, Arts + Media 2. Makers, Hackers + Tech 3. Social Impact and 4. Culinary. The festival has in store a series of fun-filled learning activities such as:
March 20 + 21 – Construkt Crawl
A series of sessions to showcase creative spaces across the city. A behind-the-scenes tour into where the creative magic happens – from startup offices to design studios, breweries, restaurants, and art galleries – traversing the creative corridors of Bangalore.
March 22 + 23 – Main Festival (Jayamahal Palace Grounds)
Two action-packed days of creative convergence, cutting across domains and disciplines – workshops, performances, presentations, conversations, debates, discussions, art, food, music, and more.
Each creative community at Construkt Festival will host a range of focused sessions, highlighting creativity, innovation, and cross-pollination in their respective area.
Elemental Sessions Stories, insights, perspectives from creative all-stars.
*Featuring optional artistic augmentation (musical accompaniment, real-time visualizations, etc.)
Blueprint Sessions: Panels, debates, and discussions from a variety of creator perspectives.
Micro-Launches: A space for individuals and organizations to launch creative projects, products, recipes and more.
Live Jam: Artistic interludes from an up-and-coming musicians, poets, artists or other performers
Construkt Studios*: Hands-on, immersive Workshop Sessions with All-Star Facilitators.
*These will be held in the first half on both festival days and may carry an additional studio session fee.
*The Big Top (Main Stage)*
Collision Session: A high-energy community-building session to start the day with a Big Bang!
Launchpad: A platform for new startups, design firms, restaurants, and other creative enterprises to officially launch!
Construkt Convergence: A lively thought-session exploring the convergence of creator communities
Construkt Crescendo: A cross-disciplinary artistic performance to end each day with a bang!
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