Arvind Lodaya trained in Product Design and consults across verticals on branding, design and innovation. He visits at premier institutes in India & overseas – and has worked with innovative start-ups , including an environmental NGO, a museum on conflict, a skilling initiative and a design-led business incubator. He’s also associated with a major design & innovation consultancy. He is on the board of QUEST Alliance, an NGO that aims to upgrade public education via tech innovation, and Drishti, a media NGO.
He also sits on the Advisory Board of USID Foundation, a non-profit that seeks to channel design towards social innovation.
His current interests include wicked problems, impact entrepreneurship, design thinking & innovation cultures, cultural policy, transcultural design and integrating design with deep values.
He leads TSP’s programs on Design for Sustainability and a key advisor for our IDEAS (Innovation, Design, Enterprise to Advance Sustainability) Camp. Talking of Design, he says that, “Since its modern avatar in the post-war world, design has remained adjunct to the forces of business and industry. This means that matters of people and the planet never featured as parameters for its success. This does not mean that it did not or does not bear the potential of having a great impact on people and planet, independently of profit. As more and more design academics, institutions and practitioners take cognisance of the crisis looming ahead in terms of sustainability as well as inequality & injustice, we are witnessing more and more design-led initiatives to redress the situation through empathy, insight and innovation – that are in turn empowering communities, changing behaviours and impacting governance”.
Arvind leads TSP Asia’s programs on Design for Sustainability and a key advisor for our IDEAS (Innovation, Design, Enterprise to Advance Sustainability) Camp.