An emerging recovery economy from discarded products changes the nature of urban waste today. Appliances, batteries, plastics, bulbs can be recycled with degrees of profitability depending on the design, however, city corporations struggle with outdated modes of collection, and peoples behaviour patterns. We seek to address this gap using the power of design.

Join us as we team up with the Corporation of the City of Panaji to take a hard look at their problems.

Use your mettle to take a deep dive into this and come up with solutions that can be taken forward.

We line up mentors and organize interactions with stakeholders in a first of its kind workshop. The stakeholders provide overview and guidance through quick iterations, helping you emerge with workable products and/or processes. These will be presented to a larger audience at the conference and well documented for further action.

What will you learn from this workshop?

The exercise in negotiating with the many real-time facets of a problem will provide confidence when dealing with future projects, while a deeper understanding of the impact of your designs in a ‘cradle to grave’ economy will prepare you for the future in the middle of the climate crisis. With an actual client and real-time feedback, we effectively offer you a crash course in understanding the complexities of a real problem, applying a systems approach in its redefinition and the satisfaction of designing solutions that transcend theory.

Who can participate?

Product and communication designers, engineers, architects, urban planners, systems thinkers, government officials and any others with interest in this area.
Workshop intake is 20 participants.






About the mentors:

Mozaic was set up in Goa in 2002 combining synergies that worked towards providing holistic solutions through product design, technology and environment-friendly architecture. Reboni Saha and Dean D’Cruz head the respective creative fields.

Mozaic has been involved with the award-winning experiential Spa Taamra at Taj Exotica resort, Goa ( Now Jiva Spa ), appliance design for IFB industries, lighting design for Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals, locomotive cab and coach design for Indian Railways, the most recent being Uttam rake interiors of Western Railways in Mumbai. In addition, design intervention at levels otherwise not promoted by established industry has resulted in the moving school for migrant children, a re-look at an unorganized sector of eco-products, e-rickshaws and development of an app helping with situational awareness with regard to development in Goa. Reboni Saha has been featured in Business World India magazine, Inside Outside, Index Furniture Journal as well as CNBC India, each highlighting the different facets of her work.

A combination of workshop, laboratory, studio and undefined spaces, Thinkering at its core is the synergy between thinking, making and learning. In effect, Thinkering makes possible the confidence to engage with the unknown by catalysing tools inherent in us. It compels us to reason. Reforming design learning through his practice Thinkering in Goa, Avik Sarkar is an Industrial Designer from NID, Ahmedabad. He founded Ethos, a furniture design and manufacturing business in 1997, building competence at the confluence of education and design. He worked as a consultant to Delhi Public School, Educomp, New Delhi Municipal Corporation and ILFS.


This festival is an initiative of Kokum, a not-for-profit design trust based in Goa, India.

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