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Hello!

I am Palash Singh

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I believe design, when given a chance, can be instrumental in
comprehending (and predicting) the complex systems and phenomena
of the modern world and deliver solutions true to context.
 

Experience

 

Design Consultant
Private Sector Development Project, Lesotho
(December 2014 to ongoing)
Supported by International Development Association (IDA),
World Bank, Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture, Lesotho

Design Consultant
Livelihood Generation for Tribal Communities, Jharkhand
(September 2014 to ongoing)
Supported by Industrial Department,
Government of Jharkhand, India

Systems Designer, Design researcher
Design Intervention Programme aimed at
income generation for rural women in Ghana
(October 2013 to present)
Supported by Ministry of External Affairs
Ministry of Policy and Planning, India
Outreach Programmes, National Institute of Design, India

Systems Designer, Design researcher
Design Intervention Programme aimed at
Income Generation for Rural Women in Ethiopia
(October 2013 to present)
Supported by Ministry of External Affairs and
Ministry of Policy and Planning, India
Outreach Programmes, National Institute of Design, India

Systems Design
Design Research intern
Design Intervention Programme aimed at
income generation for rural women in Zimbabwe
(March 2012 to September 2013)
Supported by Ministry of External Affairs and
Ministry of Policy and Planning, India
Outreach Programmes, National Institute of Design, India

Design Researcher
Documenting the natural composite Fibers
and associated income generation
possibilities in the state of Uttarakhand, India
(October 2011 to November 2011)
Supported by National Institute of Design, India
Bamboo and Fiber development Board, India

Experience Designer
Living Heritage Centre, Mumbai
Research and Conceptualization of an experience
zone dedicated to seasons and festivals of India
(May 2011 to July 2011)
Design Habbit, New Delhi, India

 

 

Achievements

 

Ecco (Finalist) 
A service aimed at reducing the consumer
electricity consumption using real time feedback loop,
reducing the carbon and cash burnt.
For Green Design Competition
organised by Dutch Design Week (DDW) and the Dutch ministry
of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I)

Die Green, Give Life (short-listed)
This concept clubs together the resource intensive funeral industry
(which contaminates the underground water and soil and delays the decomposition process)
and the women basket making community of Zimbabwe, for whom
basket making is the only source of cash to pay the school fees of HIV orphans.
For Design for Death Competition
organized by designboom, in collaboration with the Lien Foundation
and ACM Foundation, and supported by the National Funeral
Directors Association (NFDA)

Presence (winner)
An immersive holographic installation inspired by streaks of light made by movement
of cars on highways, expressing the Infinity’s philosophy of importance of performance:
a car which creates an experience for the user beyond driving.
For Infinity Design Competition
organised by Nissan Motors and designboom

re-conn (winner)
The service aimed at solving the problems faced by both cities and villages in India,
created by widespread migration of people from villages to cities, by recognising
and connecting the abandoned resources in villages, leading to
development of villages to an extent that they are able to sustain
themselves and provide new opportunities to those who seek them.
For The Victoria India Service Design
sponsored by Trade Exchange Participation India through the Department of Business
and Innovation and Primus Telecommunications and supported by Australia India Institute,
the State of Design Festival, Assocham, National Institute of Design and INDIA Future of Change

Ātman (finalist)
Inspired by the paintings of Ito Jakuchu, which are considered to be exposition of inner
conscience, a range of wearable sculptures were developed using recycled plastic.
For Ito Jakuchu Inspired Competition
organised by DA- Japan Design Association and designboom

White Creepers (short-listed)
A range of lighting and furnishing developed using units laser-cut from recycled plastic sheets.
For Tiff Award
organised by Department of Export Promotion of Thailand and
Thailand International Furniture Fair, TIFF