Alok Nandi

Alok Nandi – Designer / Creative Director

Alok b. Nandi is busy with innovation, strategy and interaction design for multiple companies and institutions, using designerly tools to architect knowledge systems. As a designer, creative director, design strategist, he explores hybrid contexts via Architempo & Klabfab & coCreationcamp. 

His professional experiences cover a range of activities and include a.o. brand and advertising (P&G – Procter & Gamble), film production, exhibition design and new media in publishing (Casterman – publisher of a.o. Tintin, groupe Flammarion), spin-off on augmented realities and creative entrepreneurship.

Alok Nandi is a regular speaker at international conferences and events (incl. PechaKucha Tokyo, TEDx Flanders, IxDA, WDO, SDN) and invited professor in multiple institutions. In parallel, he launched PechaKucha Brussels and IxDA Brussels (Interaction Design Association). Participated in multiple juries (new media, film, design, entrepreneurship, food systems, …).

Alok Nandi is professor of innovation & design at Institut Lyfe, hospitality-culinary school in Lyon, co-founded by chef Paul Bocuse, 3* Michelin and Gérard Pélisson (Accor).

Alok Nandi is dealing with storytelling in multiple media, space and technologies, from high-tech interactive installations to low-tech mise-en-scène. For IxDA, he is busy with initiatives like the Design Declaration and P-R-E with Cumulus Association, Practice meeting Research meeting Education. Alok Nandi chaired Interaction14 in Amsterdam [1000+ attendees] and served on the IxDA Board of Directors, a.o. as President (Feb.2018-Feb.2020).

Alok Nandi – Author & Narrative Architect _ in multiple media

Born in Congo. Raised in Zaïre. Based in Brussels.

Design and technology, media art and sciences.

In parallel to strategic design, Alok b. Nandi is active as author and in multi_media art, with a focus on narrative & interactive, narrative architecture and interactive mise-en-scene.

Background combines electro-mechanical engineering, management and film studies.

He conceived “Satyajit Ray at 70”, book with exhibitions in Cannes Film Festival, Paris, London, Nantes, Aix, Brussels and conferences.

Exhibitions in Cannes Film Festival, Paris, London, Nantes, Essen, Aix-en-Provence, Brussels, Salzburg, Vienna, … Weekly radio chronicle from nov. 2006 to june 2008 on Books & India. Writings in Beaux-Arts Magazine, Cahiers du Cinema, Inside Internet, Publish, etc.

Invited professor and regular speaker in international conferences incl. Interactive Frictions in Los Angeles, DAC in Georgia Tech and in Bergen Norway, CODE 2001 in Cambridge UK, ArtSci 2002 in New York, ARCO03 in Madrid, transmediale06 in Berlin, Media in Transition at MIT Cambridge USA, Doors of Perception 2005 (Infra) and 2007 (Juice) in New Delhi, ISEA 2008 in Singapore; Singapore Design Festival 2009, Centre Pompidou Hors-Pistes 2010 Paris, Copenhagen Design Week 2011 – cocreatech & MindLab. List on

Jury member in film and media festivals. Invited expert by EU, Canada and Belgium a.o. and commission member (VAF Experimentale Media Kunst 2006-2007; CFWB Commission des Arts Numériques 2006-2008; Societe civile des auteurs multimedia 2007-2011 & 2011-2015).

Work in process a.o.: Foodmood, Orientable, Fluxtopia, Mahanet, India in Flux, Uzoopia, is zero no.thing ?, {creativity * conversation}, Pecha Kucha Night Brussels, food design, typography, coCreationcamp, co-design.