Making their Mark: Meet our iGens for 2020
The 50 young architects and designers that are driving the design dialogue across India with their pioneering ideas
From being driven by their passion for design to driving the design dialogue in the country, this talented group of young individuals has indeed come a long way – and that journey deserves to be celebrated. And so, as we have been doing every year since 2012, this year too we dedicate a special issue to these up-and-coming faces – those we recognise as worthy of the title of iGen. Moreover, in our ninth year, we pay tribute to the nine tenets that we believe define good designers – idealism, intelligence, individuality, integrity, ingenuity, information, inspiration, intuition and innovation.
At the same time, it has been 11 years since the magazine came into being, and design has truly evolved over that period. Our anniversary issue is, therefore, an apt opportunity to identify the various interpretations of architecture and design that have been realised across the length and breadth of India in recent times. And each of our iGens showcases these myriad versions through their most notable work, which we have highlighted in this edition.
Of course, identifying this incredible lot while we were cooped up in our Mumbai offices – and later home-quarantined as was the case, was an impossible task. Therefore, we decided to shake things up a bit this time around, and invited nominations instead. The result was an overwhelming response from cities and towns alike, and it did make our job difficult. However, after screening the nominations that came in, we can say with conviction that these are truly the best of the best – and we are indeed honoured to be telling you their stories.
So delve deeper and find out more about these 50 trendsetters, and what makes them tick.
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