M P Ranjan

Faculty of Design
Head, NID Centre for Bamboo Initiatives
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, 38007 India
http://homepage.mac.com/ranjanmp
ranjanmp@nid.edu

M. P. Ranjan is a senior member of the faculty of the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India and Chair of the Task Force on GeoVisualization set up by the Government of India. Ranjan is highly respected in the design community as a person who has unique insights about wide range of opportunities and responsibilities that lay before designers. He has deep knowledge of design applications in high tech sector, at the same time he has pursued projects to explore potential of bamboo, and other appropriate materials at the grassroots level in rural India. Ranjan continually explores cultural, ethical, technological, and social issues that pose intellectual challenges for the design community. His website is a growing resource of writings and visual presentations on his areas of interest, design projects and teaching programmes.

Papers submitted to the Studies in Material Thinking Journal