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The Creative Community of Goa successfully concludes its 3rd Monthly meet -up, “First Fridays”



Panaji, 13th March 2024: The 3rd Monthly meet-up called “First Fridays” (FF) organized by the Creative Community of Goa (CCG), took place at MTW, on the Ground Floor of the Mayfair Hotel, Panaji. CCG is a growing community of people from the creative industry supported by SITPC and the Department of IT, the Government of Goa, and is associated with the Association of Designers of India through its Goa chapter (ADI-Goa).

First Fridays promises to serve as a platform for the CCG to come together in a stimulating environment to promote discussion, encourage collaboration, and foster an atmosphere of innovative thinking.

Each First Friday event is coordinated by a volunteer, with assistance from the core team at CCG and members of SITPC. A design manager Mr. Nigel Gomes led the organization of First Friday Version 3 and commenced the meetup by giving a brief introduction and outlining the agenda. Following that, M/s. Darpana Athale from CCG presented a recap of the previous First Friday discussion, and subsequently, Strategic Designer & Futurist Mr. Sudhir Desai delivered a presentation on the broader scope of design, exploring the structural components of design policy and its potential societal influence in creating value.

The meet-up was planned with a two-fold agenda. The first part of the event was devoted to engaging attendees in discussions for the Design Policy of Goa. These insightful conversations are of utmost importance in shaping the future of the creative industry in Goa. The conversations revolved around five key components identified by the CCG: environment, infrastructure, culture, education, and communication technology.

Attendees actively shared their perspectives on these components, engaging in thorough discussions to explore various facets of the topics.
The second part of the agenda was the introduction to the WIP for the new Creative Community of Goa (CCG) website which would serve as a directory for the CCG and address many other aspects as well. The website featured various categories such as industrial design, communication design, engineering, crafts, music, photography, and more, serving as a comprehensive platform for the creative community in Goa. The website is envisioned as a digital platform for the community, a place to showcase the collective creativity, talent, and vision of Goa’s designers. Beyond being a virtual gallery, it provides a space for interaction and collaboration, further knitting together this community of creatives.

The Creative Community of Goa continues to make strides in fostering the growth of the creative industry with the successful conclusion of its third First Fridays meetup. As part of its mission, the upcoming meetup is scheduled to take place in the South, to encourage participation from individuals in that region as well.

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