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Geetanjali Sachdev

Area of Practice

Art and Design Pedagogue



Bachelors Degree in Graphic Communications Management with a Minor in Visual Communication, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

Master of Arts Degree in Education: International Schools (Distinction), Oxford Brookes University, Westminster Institute of Education, Oxford, UK

PhD Candidate in Art and Design (Practice-Based), Srishti, School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore. Research area includes pedagogy for the study of plants in art and design in India.

Certification in Effective Online Tutoring, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, UK

Work Experience

  • designed and marketed a range of eco-friendly paper products in Mumbai and Bangalore
  • designed and art directed the design of corporate identities, logos, calendars and paper products

Interest Areas

art and design pedagogy and paper; assessment; botanical art and design

Current Practice at Srishti

Patterns, Art and design related to plants, Public art

Creative Practice and Outreach

- Plant Motifs in Craft Practices: Future Interdisciplinary Possibilities

- Conference Presentation- Craft Economies: Inequalities, Opportunities, Interventions, STEAMhouse, Birmingham, December 2019

-Raja Ravi Varma: Encounters with the Botanical, Presentation- National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore, Hosted by Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation, 28th April, 2019;  at Lenin Balavadi, Hosted by Trivandrum Heritage Walk, Trivandrum, 21st July, 2019

-Module on Sustainability for Understanding Design, SWAYAM online course designed by Dr. Nina Sabnani, Industrial Design Centre (IDC)- Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai  (2019)

-Pedagogy with the Botanical (2018), Research Exhibition and workshop, Botanical Gardens, Sweden

-Sheets With The Most Stains (2011), ‘Unbound’ Group Exhibition (Scion, Bangalore)

-Calendar (2011), in collaboration with Smriti Mehra & Gabriel Harp, ‘Pushpa Patha: The Flower Trail’ Group Show (Gallery BMB, Mumbai)

-Spacecollab Seminar Series- In collaboration with Dr Rajesh Kasturirangan, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2010)

Projects showcase:

Plants in Context

Plants in Context
Foundation students explore plants through paper forms, 2020


Plants in Context

Plants in Context
Foundation students in LalBagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore, 2020


Patterns with Context

Patterns with Context
Conversational Pattern by Year 1 BVoc student, Yashraj Surana, 2020