interactive * narrative * design

Design always begins with a narrative ~

~ and gets concrete through interactions, artefacts, environments,
infrastructures, experiences and stories.

Alok b. Nandi

As a designer, creative director, design strategist, writer-director, Alok Nandi explores evolving and hybrid contexts, via Spread Design and Architempo. He is dealing with design and storytelling in multiple media, space and technologies, from high-tech interactive installations (Extrafiction framework) to low-tech mise-en-scene.
In parallel to strategic design, Alok b. Nandi is active in multi_media art, with a focus on interactive and narrative architecture.

Born in Congo. Raised in Zaïre. Based in Brussels.
Background combines engineering, management and film studies.

Invited professor/lecturer and regular speaker in international conferences incl. Interactive Frictions in Los Angeles, DAC in Georgia Tech and in Bergen Norway, CODE 2001 in Cambridge UK, ArtSci 2002 in New York, ARCO03 in Madrid, transmediale06 in Berlin, Media in Transition at MIT Cambridge USA, Doors of Perception 2005 (Infra) and 2007 (Juice) in New Delhi, ISEA 2008 in Singapore, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Reims School of Art & Design (design culinaire), coCreationcamp.
Jury member in film and media festivals, as well as in design and start-ups events.
Invited expert by EU, Canada and Belgium a.o. and commission member (VAF Experimentale Media Kunst 2006-2007, CFWB Commission des Arts Numériques 2006-2008). Board Member of Société civile des Auteurs Multimedia, in Brussels (2007-2015, as President 2009-2015) and in Paris (2011-2015)
Founder and organiser of {creativity * conversation} events which include Pecha Kucha Night Brussels, as well as interventions on food design and typography.
Work in progress: Mahanet, Fluxtopia, Orientable, India in Flux, Uzoopia, is zero no.thing ?, Pecha Kucha Night Brussels, {creativity*conversation}, ...
See also www.nandi.pro.

His previous professional experiences include a.o. advertising/marketing (P & G - Procter & Gamble), film production, exhibition design and new media in publishing (Casterman - publisher of a.o. Tintin, groupe Flammarion).

Speaker

Alok Nandi is a regular speaker at international conferences and events (incl. PechaKucha Tokyo, TEDx Flanders). In parallel, he is a lecturer and invited professor, launched PechaKucha Brussels and initiated the Belgian presence of Interaction Design Association, IxDA. In 2014, Alok Nandi co-chaired Interaction14 by IxDA in Amsterdam [ interaction14.ixda.org ] and served on the IxDA Board of Directors (2015-2020) and was IxDA's global president for 2018-2020.

Recent public speaking sessions include:
_ Milano - Feb. 2020 - PRE workshop IxDA + Cumulus Association
_ Pune - Jan. 2020 - Interaction Design Pune (remote live)
_ Kochi - Dec. 2019 - Kochi Design Week / DesignOpen
_ Kochi - Dec. 2019 - Kochi Design Week / keynote and workshop
_ Dubai - Nov. 2019 - IxDA Dubai meetup
_ Lyon - Nov. 2019 - Service Design + IxDA / Off de Blend Web Mix
_ Bogota - Nov. 2019 - Cumulus Conference - PRE workshop
_ Hyderabad - Oct. 2019 - Hyderabad Design Week / DesignOpen
_ Hyderabad - Oct. 2019 - Hyderabad Design Week / WDO GA - Education Summit
_ Mumbai / Hyderabad - Sept. 2019 - World Interaction Design Day (remote live)
_ Brussels - Sept. 2019 - World Interaction Design Day
_ Rovaniemi Lapland - May 2019 - Cumulus-IxDA design education sessions
_ Kyoto - April 2019 - design talk with SDN Japan, Service Design Network
_ Tokyo - April 2019 - design talk with IxDA Tokyo at Yahoo Japan
_ St-Etienne - April 2019 - Design Declaration Pre-Summit at St-Etienne Design Biennale 2019
_ Lugano - March 2019 - Open Lecture at SUPSI, Master of Interaction Design
_ Ahmedabad - Feb. 2019 - Launching IxDA Ahmedabad
_ Bengaluru - Feb. 2019 - Lollypop.design and IxDA Bengaluru
_ Bengaluru - Feb. 2019 - The Design Barn / IxDA
_ Kolkata - Feb. 2019 - TiE Kolkata - The Indus Entrepreneurship
_ Mumbai - Feb. 2019 - NLTF Nasscom Technology and Leadership Forum
_ Seattle - Feb. 2019 - Interaction19 - Diversity: De-ambulation, monocultures and pluriverse
_ Kolkata - Dec. 2018 - Thinking Design @ICBI - International Chamber of Business & Industry
_ Kochi - Dec. 2018 - Kochi Design Week / #Design Kerala Summit / keynote
_ Kolkata - Dec. 2018 - IxDA Kolkata pre-launch - Olive Studio
_ Rio de Janeiro - Nov. 2018 - ILA18 Interaction Latin America / keynote
_ Dublin - Oct. 2018 - SDGC Service Design Global Conference / keynote members day
_ Bengaluru - Sept. 2018 - NASSCOM Design4India / keynote
_ Bengaluru - Sept. 2018 - IxDD - World Interaction Design Day with IxDA Bengaluru
_ Bengaluru - Sept. 2018 - IxDD - World Interaction Design Day with DesignUp
_ Madrid - June 2018 - Experience Fighters
_ Paris - April 2018 - Cumulus Association & IxDA Edu - Design Education
_ Copenhagen - Feb. 2018 - Freshconference
_ Brussels - Feb. 2018 - In conversation w/ Peter Ghyczy, ADAM Brussels Design Museum
_ Lyon - Feb. 2018 - IxDA Edu & Cumulus Association - Design Education
_ Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai - Dec. 2017 - QGLUE sessions
_ New Delhi - Dec. 2017 - TIECON Delhi - Design-led Entrepreneurship
_ Brussels - Nov. 2017 - European Brain Council / Moving from UX to PX
_ Montreal - Oct. 2017 - World Design Summit / Montreal Design Declaration
_ Brussels - Sept. 2017 - EU Design Days
_ Helsinki - Sept. 2017 - Design Diplomacy / Helsinki Design Week
_ Rabat, Morocco - June 2017 - Africa Design Days
_ Split, Croatia - June 2017 - HIDesign Europe, Hotel Interior Design / keynote "The Power of Narrative"
_ Montreal - May 2017 - UITP Summit / Union Internationale des Transports Publics
_ Tokyo - March 2017 - PechaKucha Pow Wow
_ Tokyo - March 2017 - IxDA meet-up w/ @ Reaktor
_ Marrakech - Feb. 2017 - Ecole d'Architecture ENA Marrakech / keynote "Narrative Design"
_ Brussels - Dec. 2016 - Innovation/Design - GE Garages
_ Marrakech - Nov. 2016 - COP22 / Climate Conference
_ Aix-en-Provence - Oct. 2016 - Fête du Livre / Introducing the film "Charulata" by Satyajit Ray
_ Paris - Mars 2016 - Design Thinking et objets connectés, Lieu du Design
_ Brussels - October 2015 - In conversation w/ Artavazd Pelechian, BOZAR
_ Lille - Sept. 2015 - Club des entreprises Lille Design
_ Brussels - July 2015 - In conversation w/ Peter Greenaway, BOZAR
_ Tokyo - March 2015 - PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 123

// in parallel to in-organisations keynotes, in-house seminars/workshops and hosting/MCing PechaKucha Night Brussels.

Some Videos Links

_ Bengaluru - At Lollypop.design - Feb. 2019 [in English]

_ Mumbai - From UX to PX - Nasscom NTLF 2019, Feb. 2019 [in English]

_ Seattle - Diversity: de-ambulation, monocultures, pluriverse - Interaction19 #IxD19 Feb. 2019 [in English]

_ Rio De Janeiro - Design Configurations and Narratives - ILA Keynote #ILARIO18 Nov. 2018 [in English]

_ Rio De Janeiro - Design, Space and Time - UXlab #ILARIO18 Nov. 2018 [in English]

_ Bengaluru NASSCOM Design4India - Codifying Design - What’s up? What’s Next? - Design Summit Keynote Sept. 2018 [in English]

_ Paris Design film 1 - Un design "centré humain", sur Whoozart et Réseau Canopé 2015 [in French]

_ Paris Design film 2 - Un design empathique, un design transdisciplinaire, sur Whoozart et Réseau Canopé 2015 [in French]

_ Brussels PechaKucha special - 5 PechaKucha "Bouger Les Lignes", Théâtre National Bruxelles 2015 [in French]

_ Amsterdam IxD14 Interaction Design and Storytelling - In conversation with Scott McCloud - - Interaction14, Amsterdam 2014 [in English]

_ Madrid Transmedia Living Lab - TransInterMediation - El Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid 2012 [in English, w/ intro in Spanish]

Author

In 1991, he has conceived the homage book "Satyajit Ray at 70" (with an exhibition in Cannes Film Festival 91, and then Paris, London, Nantes, Brussels) and directed in 1993 the performing arts evenings "Les voies de Tagore" with vocalist Sharmila Roy.
Japan Foundation fellow in 1996 with "Tokyo Vignettes", on Japanese cinema and urban life in Tokyo.
Awarded for the web-mise-en-scene of urbicande.be in 1997 - with Schuiten-Peeters.
Selected for Imagina 2000 and 2002 with Transfiction, mixed realities platform.
Exhibitions in Cannes Film Festival, London , Paris, "utHOPEia" in Salzburg and Vienna, "Panopticon" in Ecole du Louvre, Installation "MAAD" in Lille 2006's "Bombaysers de Lille". Interventions in festivals incl. Porto 2001, lille3000.
Weekly radio chronicle from nov. 2006 to june 2008 on "Books & India" broadcasted on Paris-based RadioBFM in the IndeHebdo program.
Writings in Beaux-Arts Magazine, Cahiers du Cinema, Inside Internet, Publish, etc.
In 2018, he authored the book "Peter Ghyczy designing", at la Charte publishers.

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_ author - www.aloknandi.com
_ speaker - www.nandi.pro
_ innovation - www.architempo.com
_ design - www.spread.design
_ storytelling - www.narrative.in
_ PechaKucha Brussels - pechakucha.architempo.net

Innovation via Design Peter Ghyczy designing Narrative Design Mahanet TempoBenshi Kigeki no Hoshi
© 2020 - Alok b. Nandi