Inspiration From The Past : JD Talks With Mr. Arun
Our Indian heritage is known for its rich history in culture and tradition with respect to the diverse set of religions and their place of worship. The style of interiors used in the various places of worship have depended on the background of the religion, for example, the Mosque is inspired from the Islamic culture and their requirements for the space of worship, and a church has most often been inspired from western cultural architecture. In India, the temples are inspired by our culture and tradition. Indian temples have always raised the question of how they were constructed in the era that there was n technological development or equipment that could have reached those heights that they stand in today. Till date, the answer to this question remains unclear. However, we do have an answer to hw these temples have been and continue to be an inspiration to professionals in the field of design.
JD Talks is a series that was introduced for the sole purpose of bringing education beyond the four walls of a classroom. To bring professionals from the various fields of design to talk and kindle the aspiration in the minds of tomorrow’s leaders. JD talks began with a simple way of bringing Alumni testimonials that quickly turned into a platform open to just talking and sharing professional experiences with the students.
The latest series of JD Talks was given by our very own JD family member – Mr. Arun M S. He holds the position of Head of Department for Postgraduate studies in the Fashion Department. He has completed his Post Graduation in Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology from Deccan College PGRI Pune. Mr. Arun has been one of the most admired faculty by not only the students but also his fellow colleagues for his acquired knowledge on the various fields of design.
In this talk session, Mr. Arun began with the definition of, ‘What Is Design?’
It can be defined as the process of creative planning aiming at the final creation of a 3D product or a service. However, every Design process begins with the same step of being ‘Inspired’. Finding inspiration can be quite hard when walking blind to something new and out of the box. One should not be only inspired with the look, but also the story and the difference that it would bring to the world. This is exactly what Mr. Arun had shared in his talk. Our Indian temples have been an inspiration, globally.
Inspiration has been kindled in the mind of our Jediiians as they learnt the design elements that are seen in the structure of our Indian Temples. Every inch of Indian temples have been an inspiration to various fields of design – from jewellery designs to home decors. Through this talk session, it is clear that our heritage is a lesson of creativity in itself. That every bit of a monument speaks a story, and possesses the story of the creator. We show our immense gratitude to Mr. Arun who took time to go that one step forward to inspire our jediiians.