Friday, 11 October 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, 12 October 2019 - 5:30pm

Join us at the first-ever edition of Hyderabad Design Week 2019, where we're bringing Loo Café x Water Loop - a sustainable sanitation project by British Council in collaboration with UK's leading design studio Jane Withers, renowned Indian architect Anupama Kundoo, and the Loo Café initiative by Ixora FM supported by the Government of Telangana.


Programme Schedule

Description Date & time Venue
Loo Café x Water Loop exhibition, and screening of Ancient Design Futures film. 11 - 12 October, 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. HICC

Panel Discussionon designing the future of public toilets, with curator Jane Withers, Abhishek Nath (creator of the original Loo Café concept), and interior designer and water activist Kalpana Ramesh. The session will be moderated by Parvinder Marwaha (British Council).  

11 - 12 October, 4 p.m. HICC

About Loo Café x Water Loop 

Loo Café x Water Loop is an initiative to create a new model for public toilets in Hyderabad where, apart from providing free public toilets maintained by revenue from the café, it showcases how sustainable practices can be made a part of the building's design in order to tackle increasing water stress and climate change. 

Built on the successful Loo Café concept by Ixora Corporate Services, a model of the new Loo Café x Water Loop will be displayed at the Hyderabad Design Week, showcasing the building’s low-cost modular design concept and explaining the sustainable technologies incorporated within it. 

About Ancient Design Futures film 

Ancient Design Futures is a living archive of design stories on how traditional technologies, materials and practices are inspiring contemporary designers to shape a new environmental consciousness.


About Hyderabad Design Week

The inaugural edition of Hyderabad Design Week is a five-day programme of events and discussions covering a range of design disciplines including architecture, product, graphic design, sustainable fashion, and urban design. Hosted by the Government of Telangana, the HDW will be held in partnership with India Design Forum (IDF) and the World Design Organisation (WDO), to enable dynamic exchange and creative collaborations, showcase the best of the region’s talent, and foster development through design, as well as increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design.

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