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Linda Speldewinde Discusses Early Years of the Academy of Design in Sri Lanka

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Linda Speldewinde

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Linda Speldewinde is leader in the development of the fashion industry in Sri Lanka and founded Peshakala, a project which aims to revive the use of the country's indigenous textiles. In 2000, having spotted the lack of fashion and textiles education courses in Sri Lanka, Linda founded the Academy of Design, a pioneering venture to provide undergraduate education in fashion. The Academy aims to promote design as both a serious educational discipline and a dynamic profession in Sri Lanka. Since the Academy's successful launch she has continued her role as a leader in the development of the fashion industry and founded Peshakala, a project which aims to revive the use of indigenous textiles in Sri Lanka and engage young designers with craft communities in villages; a crucial project in a country where there is such economic disparity between the urban and the rural. To highlight the important contribution which design makes to the cultural and economic life of Sri Lanka Linda established Colombo's inaugural Design Week in 2008.

So now it's actually been ten years. First we started with our own qualification, so actually to convince people, to convince young learners, to actually spend time on an education in design. It was already a challenge when I started because, at the time, design was not recognized as a serious pro...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 12 Linda Speldewinde Discusses Involvement In The Academy Of Design
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Video 2 of 12 Linda Speldewinde Discusses Entrepreneurial Interest
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Video 3 of 12 Linda Speldewinde Discusses Steps Taken After College To Flesh Out Concept
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Video 4 of 12 Linda Speldewinde Discusses Early Years of the Academy of Design in Sri Lanka
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Video 5 of 12 Linda Speldewinde Explains Developing Platform For Sri Lanka Design Industry to Interact Internationally
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Video 6 of 12 Linda Speldewinde States Design Festival Provides a Platform for Creative Industries Of Sri Lanka
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Video 7 of 12 Linda Speldewinde Discusses The UK Design Project
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Video 8 of 12 Linda Speldewinde States Importance of Bringing Education And Industry Together in Design Coursework
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Video 9 of 12 Linda Speldewinde Discusses Garments Without Guilt
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Video 10 of 12 Linda Speldewinde Shares Desire To Build South Asia Model and Plans For The Future
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Video 11 of 12 Linda Speldewinde States Entrepreneurs Are Often Challenged By Funding Sources
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Video 12 of 12 Linda Speldewinde States Importance of Being Persistent and Optimistic
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