Founder & Curator, Ethos | Acedge
An architect who sidestepped the profession to pursue her dreams of enabling and empowering young minds, Gita is the head and hands behind Ethos and ACEDGE. She passionately works with youngsters to enable them to find their full potential.
Ankon Mitra is an architect, landscape designer and pioneer of Origami in India. He is Director (Landscape and Art Installations) at Hexagramm Design Pvt. Ltd., based in New Delhi. Through the initiative - Oritecture, his Studio has taken the art and craft of Origami to materials well beyond paper. The essence of Oritecture is the logic, science, mathemetics and art of folding, and the brand encompasses diverse products and solutions such as lighting, tableware, planters, furniture, wall and ceiling coverings, rugs, sculptures, toys, as also accessories and jewellery. He has taught Origami Architectonics and its applications at I.I.Ts, N.I.D, N.I.F.Ts, S.P.As in India and a number of colleges abroad. Recipient of the All-India Gold Medal for Sculpture in 2018, he has shown his work at exhibitions in India, Italy, France, U.K and the U.S. He counts among his clientele the current Finance Minister of India,Toyota Lexus, the APL Apollo Group, Hotel St. Regis and the Emami Foundation. A member of the British Origami Society, Origami USA, the Sculpture Network in Europe and the Paper Artist's Collective Worldwide, he has spoken at TEDx events and is currently developing programs to incorporate folding as a hands-on learning tool in schools and colleges all over the country.