… a team of designers, photographers and filmmakers who engage with communication in development. We have been working in projects in India and Germany. We believe in communication “with” people and not “to” people, in capacity building and in C4D strategies.
We are aware as transcultural designers, photographers and film makers that it is not only the tools themselves that create good communication, but rather a rich and theoretically informed understanding of the political, social and cultural contexts in which media and communications interventions occur. Most of all it is an understanding of the needs and behaviour of the user which guides us how to design the right tools. Design for C4D, Communication for Development, is part science, part craft and part design, its multidisciplinary nature draws on aspects of anthropology, sociology, psychology and the behavioural sciences, and its implementation depends on creativity, storytelling and an understanding of good communication design.
Sabina von Kessel, originally from Germany, has 30 years of international experience in the design of communication strategies and visual communication. She has led communication campaigns and worked as a photographer, designer and lecturer in India, Europe and Africa. She works with and in a multidisciplinary team, which has proven very successful. All photos and projects on the blog are by Sabina and some of the graphic designs also. More strategic Communication 4 Development work is here.
Urmila Pullat is a lawyer and freelance writer from India. She is currently running the India desk for the Hong-Kong based regional human rights organisation, the Asian Human Rights Commission. All stories on the blog by Urmila. More
Veecheet Dhakal is a filmmaker and cinematographer, producer and violinist from India. A filmmaker by passion and training, Veecheet has produced many short films, documentaries and commercials for a variety of clients. All videofilms on the blog by Veecheet. More
Devashish Guruji is a graphic designer, illustrator and founder of G.A.S in Mumbai. He works largely with branding & art direction in graphic design and is a proficient illustrator. Look at the graphic-designs and illustrations by Devashish. More
Jagadish Singh is a freelance Film Director, Editor, Photographer and a DSLR cinematographer from Bangalore. More
Anudwatt Dhakal is a sound recordist, musician, composer and sound engineer from India. More
Priyanka Chaurasia is a Visual Communication Designer with a great interest in packaging & product development in graphic design. More