Alok b. Nandi (Belgium)
Alok b. Nandi, born in Congo from Indian parents and raised in Zaïre, is now based in Brussels, where he has studied engineering, management and film (Licence en Philosophie et Lettres). As a designer, creative director, design strategist, writer-director, he explores conflicting constraints in evolving and hybrid contexts, via his design label Architempo. He is dealing with storytelling in multiple media, space and technologies, from hi-tech interactive installations (Extrafiction framework, science museums) to lo-tech mise-en-scene (Cannes Film Festival exhibition, Jules Verne exhibition design, public space interventions). His previous professional experiences include Procter & Gamble as well as interactive creative director at Casterman (the publisher of Tintin a.o.) and groupe Flammarion, in Paris. Alok is a lecturer and invited professor, as well as regular speaker at international conferences (incl. TEDx). In parallel, he has launched Pecha Kucha Brussels and also initiated the Belgian presence of IxDA.