Typography Day  2017  

Typography Day 2017

Typography Day is an international conference devoted to addressing issues faced by type designers, type users and type educators. The conference includes presentations by invited keynote speakers, eminent academicians, blind juried papers, industry professionals, research scholars and students. The event will also host an exhibition of selected posters and typographic works of students and faculty members from Design Institutes.

We the Department of Integrated Design, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) with support from India Design Association (InDeAs) and Aksharaya hope to host the next conference. Deadline for abstract submission: 31st August 2016 For more details log on to http://www.typoday.in/index.html


‘Adjoining Traditional Crafting, RAMBA 2016’

The project ‘Adjoining traditional crafting, RAMBA 2016’, the annual academic program of the level two students of the Department of Integrated Design was successfully completed as an eco friendly Banana Fiber products exhibition and Avant-Garde fashion show on 28th to 30th of May at the Trace Expert City, Colombo 10.

  Adjoining Traditional Crafting, RAMBA 2016

Student Exchange Program between The Department of Integrated Design and National Institute of Design (NID), India  

Student Exchange Program between The Department of Integrated Design and National Institute of Design (NID), India

A group of undergraduate design students and one professor from National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad, India visited the Department of Integrated design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa for the extension of the academic exchange program initiated in the September 2015. This second stage of the exchange program was organized mainly at the premises of University of Moratuwa and few identified crafts villages and heritage sites from 23rd May to 4th June 2016. The participated students represented academic fields of Product Design, Ceramic and Glass Design, Exhibition Design, Textile Design and Furniture & Interior Design at NID. This group of students were facilitated to gain Sri Lankan traditional Crafts knowledge and exposure on the social and cultural settings of the country. The group was actively engaged with the level two design project , Adjoining Traditional Crafting- RAMBA 2016 where they were able to build a strong relationship and worthwhile academic exchange experience between two student groups.

The core objectives of the program were to strengthen the relation between two institutes and to establish opportunities even for future collaborations to exchange and share ideas on design thinking, design process and approaches. Program was organized under the guidance of Head of Department, Archt. Sithumini Rathnamalala and the Director, NID Prof. Pradyumna Vyas.

Initiation of Department Industry Consultative Board (DICB)

The Department of Integrated Design proudly announces reaching the next milestone of the department, initiation of the Department Industry Consultative Board. Over twenty five identified individuals from the industry were invited for the initial meeting and the event was held on 28th May 2016 at the Trace Expert City, Colombo. The invited individuals represented the prevailing specializations of Fashion and Lifestyle Design, Media and Communication Design and Product Design of the department of Integrated Design. Aim of this first session was clearly introducing the department’s vision and mission to the industry and also explaining the objectives of forming the Consultative Board. The event was organized under the guidance of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ananda Jayawardane, Dean, Faculty of Architecture Prof. Lalith De Silve, Head of the Department Archt. Sithumini Ratnamalala and former Head of the Department Archt. Prasanna Liyanage with the assistance of all the academic and non academic staff members of the department.

  Initiation of Department Industry Consultative Board (DICB)

Visithru 2016  

‘Visithru 2016’- New Creations Programme

The Crafts Council launches an exhibition titled ‘Visithru’ annually to uplift the lives of the craftsman and to enrich the traditional arts and crafts of the country. This year the Craft Council has affiliated with the Department of Integrated Design to consult the craftsman to develop more marketable products in the process of designing and to make this project a more successful one. The Initial phase of the project was held on the 25th of June 2016 by interviewing the craftsman individually to identify their strong points in order to make the project more efficient. The final outcome of the project would be an exhibition of the designed and developed products and a dazzling fashion show. The Department of Integrated design identifies this as an opportunity where the students of level two could get exposure to the crafts sector in Sri Lanka in relation to their design project, ‘Adjoining Traditional Crafting’ and the project committee seeks for opportunities for direct future collaborations with ‘Visithru’.