I am very excited to be conducting a course on an online webinar platform. With my past teaching experience, in where I have taught students and helped in their thesis via Skype - I believe the education of the future will be on-demand, at convenience and almost completely available online, in byte-sized packets of knowledge, skills and wisdom.
I am an artist-architect and my practice is called Hexagramm Design. My day job is that of a landscape designer and architect. I fell in love with folding techniques in 2008 and that has now grown into a fully blooming love-affair of epic proportions, and a major vertical in the studio. The practice creates art for national and international spaces, projects and events and the art team also comprises architects, designers and technicians dedicated to the folding technique.
I wanted to spread this love of folding amongst architecture, art and design students and started teaching at NID, IITs and other colleges in India and abroad via short workshop formats from 2011 onwards.
I hope all of you participants will engage in every session with passion, and immerse yourselves in this journey, without hesitation or self-doubt. A small start is all it takes to break the barriers of varied limitations and time.
- Ar. Ankon Mitra