I have written poetry for some time and also written a bit on poetry and poetic thought. I share this experience in the classroom. The capacity to think poetically and analogically can enrich the set of thinking tools that a student can use in a wide-range of fields.
In the complex times that we live in, many times it is difficult to associate a precise meaning with our experience. As practitioners we have to be able to understand and process this state.
Abstraction and drawing analogies is very helpful to be able to imagine the unknown. One can gesture towards an experience without specifying it. These abilities can be sharpened with exercises as well as exposure.
The poetic can be appreciated only in a limited way theoretically. For an understanding of the poetic frame of mind, one has to write poetry. The poetic is not a sub-set of poetry – but poetry is a reliable point of access.
I help students to understand how they can act in different scenarios to yield different outcomes.
I share numerous classical and novel techniques which can help enrich the student’s practice substantially.
Synthesizing concepts can be very complex. Practical studio engagement is a core part of my inputs.
I create opportunities for students to reflect on their short and long-term interests through reading and writing.
Analysing a corpus of data for insights is not a trivial task. Most students are not equipped to perform this task without some specific help.
Writing, revision and iteration are valuable form of self-discovery. Through workshops I help students in understanding these skills well.
A lot of creative thinking methods have been developed by design thinkers worldwide. Different methods are good in different scenarios. I share many of these methods and help with creating a personal idea-generation toolkit.
Creative Thinking methods need to practised constantly. The dynamism of the method cannot be captured entirely in its description, a part of the method can only be known experientially. We create such experiences.
Brainstorming is often done in multi-functional teams. How can contribute to such a team effort effectively?
Experimentation is the key to design innovation. Iterative and problem-solving based experimentation leads to new insights.
Discovering new potential is a passion for me! Discovery-oriented reading, writing and research is one of the key skills that I help cultivating.
The classroom of the future is undeniably biased towards co-learning. Co-learning is one of the only solutions to bridging India’s knowledge gaps.
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I am available for teaching engagements on a visiting or adjunct basis. My interests and capacities are mentioned on this page.
I am available for personal or group coaching for cultivating creativity, design thinking ability and building thought-leadership.
I am open to collaborate on exciting projects which offer me something new to learn and experiment! Do reach out.
I will be sharing regular learning insights, design exercises and stories here starting next month.