‘Nature Embedded: a Design Technology Experience’ is an exhibition consisting of fifteen different medias that range from the conventional calligraphy, expressive photography, tessellated murals and product installations, to the more unconventional and emerging medias that leverage ethnography, infographics, motion graphics and interactivity(s) to convey life’ myriad messages.

The Exhibition themed on the Human’s everyday and everyman relationship with Nature hopes to bring to attention the fact that cultures such as ours had once consciously built their lives around Nature’s ways by following Nature’s rhythms, tapping into Nature’s resources, and emulating Nature’s designs. In time, this process of following Nature around had come to become tacit, ubiquitous and sub-conscious.

In the process, Humans had also found it imperative to protect and preserve Nature from the deleterious effects of unbridled greed that Humans can be capable of.

In offering this tribute to Nature, the Exhibition finds it opportune to leverage Design and Technology as expressive tools with which to convey the idea of our intersections with Nature. And yet, remaining artistic as a celebration of Art as a mirror of Society,

Finally, the Exhibition also attempts to showcase the fairly systematic process that lies behind the use of a design cycle, deployed here from start to finish. And in sharing this with our audience, we hope to make the process of design and technology a more transparent affair than it usually is.

News and Announcement

Designs by nature - A new exhibition uses 15 conventional and emerging media to depict the story of man's closeness and eventual drifting away from nature, with the hope of rekindling the bond ....... Mid-Day News [Feb 08, 2018]

Cartoon Competition Winners:
The following are the winners of cartoon competition for the title '5 elements of Nature'  (Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Space)

Evren Tural, Turkey
Avinash S Bhadrakali, India
Naufan Noordyanto, Indonesia
Tuhin Choudhury, India
Pradeep Patil, India
Shaunak Samvatsar, India


Memories of Nature

. Visualizing Art and Design as inspired by Nature
. in the form of Infographics and Installations

Nature Restored

. a Walkthrough of the Human’s Journey through Nature
. in the form of Floor Graphics and Mural

Elements of Nature

. a View of the Facets of Nature
. in the form of Animated Digital Wall

Narratives on Nature

. through the Eyes of the Lens capturing Nature in all its Glory
. in the form of Expressive Still Photography + Virtual Reality (VR)

‘So Tweet the Earth’

. a Parody on the Lack of Sustainability
. in the form of Cartoons

Kumbh Mela – Ganga (Allahabad), Godavari (Nashik) and Kshipra (Ujjain)

. an Ethnographic (Human) View of Life and Nature
. in the form of an Interactive Book(s)

Points of View – Water, Land and Sky

. a non-Human (Fish’s, Dog’s and Bird’s) View of Nature
. through Interactive Digital Walkthroughs

Day and Night

. understanding the Daily Cycle of Time
. through an Interactive Hologram

Origins of Life

. a Tessellated View of Underwater Lifeforms
. through Interactive Digital Floor Tiles

A Bird’s Eye-view

. a giant Kaleidoscope Capturing Live Movements of Viewers
. in the form of a 360 degree Responsive Projection with Robotic Camera

Messages on Nature

. through Typography-Calligraphy Explorations
. in the form of Scrolls

The Diverse World of H2O (Water)

. Ideas on Sustainability from around the World
. in the form of Graphical Posters

The Sacred Forest

. Self-discovery through Inter-connections
. assembling Tetrahedron-shaped Graffiti Puzzles

Nature Stories

. Experiencing Stories Tangibly
. in the form of Building Blocks

Wind Chime

. a Physical Tangible presentation of the 5 Elements of Nature
. in the form of Kinetic Sculpture


2nd February 2018 (Friday) at 7.00pm Nature Embedded – a Design Technology Experience Inauguration by Paola Antonelli, Chief​ Curator Design and Architecture Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY
3rd February 2018 (Saturday) to 4th
March 2018 (Sunday) from 11.00am till 6.00pm all days except Mondays and National Holidays
Exhibition on ‘Nature Embedded – a Design Technology Experience’
3rd February 2018 (Saturday) at 4.00pm ‘The Role of Design in Connecting with the Outside World’ Keynote presentation ​by Paola Antonelli, Chief Curator, Design and Architecture, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY
17th February 2018 (Saturday) from 2.00pm to 6.00pm Design Workshop for Children (6 to 12 years) on Character Animation by Faculty/Design Associates from IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay
24th February 2018 (Saturday) from 2.00pm to 6.00pm ​Design Workshop for Children (6 to 12 years) on Clay Animation by Faculty/Design Associates from IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay
24th February 2018 (Saturday) at 6.30pm ​Conversations with an Artist about taking Photography to the Wilds ​ with Dr. Debal Sen, Photographer/Cardiologist
3rd March 2018 (Saturday) from 2.00pm to 6.00pm Design Workshop for Children (6 to 12 years) on Comic Book Design by Faculty/Design Associates from IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay
3rd March 2018 (Saturday) at 6.45 ​Talk and presentation on ‘The Emerging Role of the Curator in Modern India: Experiences from the West’ by Professor Arthur Englebert, University of ​Applied Sciences ​Potsdam, Germany


Address :     

National Gallery of Modern Art(NGMA)
Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall,
M G Road, Fort,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400032

Time :          

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Closed on :  


Contact :     

022 2288 1969


Mail :          naturembedded@gmail.com

Contact :   022 2576 4815