Founder - Director, Srishti Institute of Art Design Technology
An evangelist for learning and an activist for change in educational milieus across the world Geetha has worked for over 4 decades in the overlapping fields of education, arts  and culture, design and technology. Her work is embodied in her daily practice as  teacher and as leader of the Srishti Institute of Art Design & Technology.
In the last four decades Geetha has moved from founding institutions that support and  enable change to working both creatively and constructively in generating capacities for  change within teachers, artists and other creative practitioners.
The central idea that underpins her work today is that of slowness- not simply in opposition to the notion of speed, but because slowness allows for creativity to marry  sustainable thinking and action about the future for both people and the planet.
Today she is the Principal Investigator of Project Vision- a design and research group that is looking closely at expanding ideas of slowness and wellness in designing learning  for all. Geetha was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Oxford Brookes University in  recognition of her contribution to teacher development in 2011. She has accepted a  Director’s Fellowhip at the Media Lab of the Massachusetts’s Institute of Technology USA  and is currently holding the position of the UNESCO Chair for Culture Habitat and  Sustainable Development as well.
Geetha has also been invited to be a visiting faculty at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Future of Learning Summer School. Geetha serves and has served on many national and international boards.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, February 25

10:00am IST