EP 288 . 27 Dec 23

What is Plork? (7th Anniversary)

With Nitesh Mohanty and Sonal Choudhary

In the episode

  1. Tell us a little bit about your background. Which school of thought are you coming from?
  2. What is Plork? Why are you doing this? Who is it for?
  3. Paula Scher said, “Great design is serious, not solemn”. What is your take?
  4. What makes you go so broad with poets, chefs and philosophers, while education these days is task / job oriented?
  5. What is taste and how do you acquire taste during education? (aesthetic, intellectual)
  6. You teach, “Ways of Seeing”. Tell us more about it?
  7. How do you define a ‘mature’ designer?
  8. What is the role of “play” in corporate structures? When there are clear objectives and deliverables, is play required or possible?
  9. What are key big gaps in today’s design or art education?
  10. What do you think the future of design education in India?

About Nitesh Mohanty and Sonal Choudhary

Einstein once said “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” He also said, “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” Why I am talking about this? In today’s episode, we’ll documenting all about Play and Work.

For this, we have Nitesh Mohanty and Sonal Choudhary with us on Audiogyan. Nitesh is a Educator, Photographer, Art Director, Writer, Curator. A JJ and Bombay boy, now in Goa. He did his post-gard from NID, Ahmedabad, specialising in Textile Design. Sonal is a Visual Communication Designer, Writer, Educator. We’ll be discussing about their new venture, or should I call it “school of thought” – Plork. Well, lets find out in this case study.