About two weeks ago I was approached by the Association of Designers of India (ADI) to help organize an opening event for the 15th Pune Design Festival, befitting its theme: “NOW”. The conference theme evoked an immediate visceral reaction in me. I was inspired to translate that feeling into a poem. I suggested to the ADI that my friend and the CEO of the Sea Change Design institute Lauralee Alben and I would take our ongoing dialogue of the past several months about the intersection of poetry and design to the opening event. …

Uday Dandavate

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