This vds ASK project is situated India. The expansion of the internet and resulting global connectivity is reformulating our design conventions.The contemporary student of architecture will have to confront design practice in the diverse cultural situations quite distant from the home ground. The ASK Program provides the formative experience and participation in the global knowledge society. Information technology expands the possibilities of creative work when computers are regarded not only as tools, but also as the means to involve others in the design process. No longer marginalized, the citizen of the XXI century has now direct access to design process. The distributed collaborations and the participatory design takes important part in forming pervasive and ambient digital environments.
Rapid transformation of countries like India and Poland is often seen as a positive aspect of globalization. While the expansion of social ties across the planet should lead to rich and complex connectivity this process is not yet very balanced and cultural colonialism is rampant. The one sided nature of global cultural exchanges deserves much more scrutiny and the adage „think globally, act locally” reminds of ideal condition needed to confront cultural globalization. The lessons derived from the past field study in India and subsequent design project are of educational benefit and projects are conceived to aid visited community and to learn from the seminal and rich local culture.