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Prasanna Liyanage

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Prasanna Liyanage is a Chartered Architect with more than twenty years of design experience and the Course Director of the Bachelor of Design course at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He has 12 years’ experience in teaching, researching, and experimenting on innovative teaching methodologies. Being a member of the academic staff from the beginning, his contribution to it has culminated in immense development in not only this course but also in promoting design and design education in Sri Lanka. His passion has always been to explore the unknown and to visualize things from a different perspective from others. He believes that art is about freedom and that within this field he is liberated to do as he pleases without being bound by any intellectual shackles. Presently he is pursuing his PhD in “Space between Body and Dress as a Resource” and promoting design intervention at the grassroots level to develop rural economies.