Faculty: Jay Thakkar

TA: Kamna Vyas

Celebrating Crafts - TOI

In India, craft is a way of life. In the recent decade, crafts have been bringing a new wave of creating a material culture and emerging as
a collaborative practice. It is time to celebrate this emergence of crafts globally and within India by bringing them to the public domain through craft-design collaborations.

Through hands-on workshops with artisans and field visits to craft clusters, this studio attempted to impart knowledge about Gujarat?s traditional and contemporary textile craft practices. This knowledge was celebrated and represented as storyboard installations. This multidisciplinary studio unit was an amalgamation of crafts, graphic design, visual storytelling and exhibition design.

This unit is part of a 4-year-long project - Threads of Innovation (TOI), an international academic collaboration between CEPT University and NTNU, Norway.

Studio Unit