WADe Asia Event celebrating Women-led Development in Architecture, Art and Design is covered by Hindustan Times – HT City. Here is a quick look at the coverage with the Top Awardees at WADe.
Since the inception in 2016, WADe Asia is growing in leaps & bounds in recognition and respect commanded from the fraternity and general public who are applauding the cause initiated by WADe to document, recognize and make the contribution of women in design, art & architecture visible. It is not an easy task to lead for bringing change in any sector. Today, WADe Asia is recognized, loved, and people wish to be a part of it.
WADe Asia event, 31 August & 01 September 2018 were two days of star-studded exuberance in the Hotel Pullman, New Delhi, including but not limited to the legendary Ar Raj Rewal, Ar Namita Singh, Ar Revathi Kamath, Ar Sonali Rastogi, Brinda Miller, and Sunita Kohli. Personalised mentorship from the architecture and design influencers like Ar Nela D’Zoysa, Ar Jaisim Krishna Rao, Ar Prem Nath, Prof Yashwant Pitkar, Ar Sonali Bhagwati, Ar Yatin Pandya, Ar Sanjay Patil, Ar Prashant Sutharia, Ar Vivek Gupta, Ar Dorji Yanki, Ar Anju Malla Pradhan, Ar Yatin Patel, Jimmy Mistry, Pallavi Dean, Ar Samuel Budiono, Prof Utpal Sharma, Madhavi Desai, and many others from across the Indian sub-continent gave WADe Asia a new meaning in itself.
The event was overwhelmingly received by the 1200+ fraternity and was graciously graced by the crème de la crème. Not only from India but the prodigies from Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia, London, Sydney and Dubai also graced the occasion.
One of the key intentions of the event was to highlight and establish the eternal spirit of womanhood in design, art & architecture and to recognize their contribution.
Power-talks from the who’s who in arts, architecture and design, panel discussions, masterclass with mentors, the multiple award categories, and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with the various ministries like NSIC, MSDE, NEISBUD, were just a handful of highlights in WADe Asia.
Indian Institute of Architects in association with WADe Asia has organized Student Workshop for designing inclusive and safe public spaces. There was also another workshop on Universal Design.
There were thrilling and WOW moments when the women in photography, story-telling, and ghatam artists enjoyed the purest attention of the audience. The performance by Sukanya Ramgopal received standing ovation from the audience.
An enthusiastic participation from the sponsors – Orient Bell, CIAMBIZ India, Ultratech Cement, PHD – National Apex Chamber, Greenply, Wipro, AICA Sunmica, SESA, Wall Greens, Alstone, Virgo Group, Airolam, Supersurfaces, Glasxperts, and Godrej Interio among many others gave it all the required strength.
Zee Business is the television partner accompanied by Feministaa, ADA Pakistan, Archiparlour Australia, and Spaces Nepal as media partners.
The event was also advocated and supported by the Indian Institute of Architects, Society of Nepalese Architects, Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs, and Bhutan Institute of Architects.
Sharing her opinion, intent and vision about WADe Asia, Vertica Dvivedi, Founder, WADe Asia, said “Engage, edify, and empower. That is the mantra which is driving WADe since its inception. It is deeply satisfying to see how the fraternity is coming together to celebrate women-led development. I strongly encourage the women to take extreme pride in their endeavors, be vocal about the support they need, also the accomplishments, and learn how to collaborate and grow. Their progress is adding momentum to the WADe movement and I believe, this is just the beginning.”
The participants from across the nation got their fair share of wisdom, the curious creators received their accolades, the students were satiated by seeing and interacting with their role models, the fraternity came closer, and the women-led development & design was recognized and reinforced – mission satisfyingly accomplished for the 3rd edition of WADe Asia.