The Young India Fellowship believes that tomorrow’s agents of change will be well-rounded individuals who think critically, communicate effectively, and are ethical leaders with a commitment to public service. The Torchbearer Award is given to the fellow who best embodies this spirit and ideal across all aspects of academic and extracurricular life at the YIF.
Ashoka University approached us to create a physical installation to commemorate the winners of this prestigious award. However, as the interiors of the university are exposed to nature, we had to design a resilient solution.
The final installation was created on a metal grid with removable acrylic blocks. The winner’s names were engraved on a few blocks and the remaining blocks were left blank. With the help of easy to remove screws, Ashoka could engrave new names onto the blank blocks in the future.
The installation is made of a powder-coated iron frame, single wooden blocks and red acrylic blocks. The materials chosen are weather resistant because the piece has been installed on Ashoka's campus which is an open-air structure.
The installation is easy to assemble so that the university can add more Award recipients to the installation. The modular frame also makes it easy to expand the exhibit over time.