Journey of the Design Collective with Dev Tyagi | AG 46

In this episode, we speak to the founder of the Design Collective, Dev Tyagi. 

Founded in 2019 under the publication wing of the company , The Design Collective Magazine is a digital publication and online resource committed towards Independent Architecture &

Design Journalism. We aim to not only provide a distinct, curated and carefully edited

fusion of the latest in Architecture, Design and Art but also recognize and acknowledge

upcoming talents from all around the globe . We are also a community that publishes

editorials and stories which relate to all creative-types.

In association with people of various disciplines, we compile an edition every few

months. Our features are reminiscent of their work, professional opinions, stories,

interviews, travel memories, insights and so much more . Since our inception, we have

covered, published and partnered with numerous leading firms and organizations,

architects, designe rs, artists and events.



Podcast Shownotes

02:26 How he started his architecture journey

03:51 Studied Architecture in Nagpur

05:51 Experience in the field

07:56 Exposure to students of Architecture

08:46 Software in architecture

09:38 Conceptualization

10:20 The Design Collective

13:21 Setting up a Website

14:48 Why the name ‘The Design Collective’?

16:10 Comparison with Arch Daily & Arch Digest

17:41 Struggle in setting up the magazine

19:26 Didn’t charge a fee initially

20:51 Reaching out to more architects

22:21 Generating revenue and managing finances

26:32 Screening process in place in terms of projects

31:51 Pandemic has been an advantage for us

34:26 Magazine is very flexible. Future plans to increase threshold

36:49 India does not need major changes in terms of architecture

42:14 We are criticising projects

43:40 Criticisms can be related to anything

44:33 There is a lot of scope for new magazines as long as you are being different

46:46 We curate content

50:35 Architecture journalism has to adapt with time

51:10 Advice to young architects

54:52 Get to travel a lot

57:25 Pre COVID routine

01:02:21 In Artists edition we covered Aman Khanna, clay man from Delhi

1:02:30 We grow with every edition


1:11:40 Thank you

About Dev Tyagi

Originally from Indore, Dev is a practicing architect, design journalist and critic. He

completed his architecture from Priyadarshini Institute of Architecture and Design

Studie s, Nagpur. Before establishing his formal practice, he spent his initial years

working for reputable and multidisciplinary practices SHK Associates, Nagpur & HCP

Interior Architecture, Ahmedabad.

Under the guidance of nationally renowned architects Ar. Habeeb Khan and Ar. Canna Patel, he absorbed experiences on a variety of micro and macro scaled projects that eventually culminated into the foundations of his practice.

His focus lies in creating spaces that primarily are uncluttered, context-driven and serve

as an extension to its users. He also spends his time teaching Architecture & Design in

various institutes and is currently serves as a visiting faculty at Devi Ahilya

Vishwavidyalaya, Indore .

Get in touch with Dev Tyagi