Faculty: Rishav Jain

Future of craft in interior architecture practices of India

How does one position the practice of craft in the field of interior architecture today? The ever-expanding debate on the
dichotomies of past and the future, the old and new, the traditional and modern, tools and technology have put constant
pressure on the field of craft to reinvent and reposition itself. This has also resulted in a variety of manifestations of
space-making craft in the domain of interior architecture and design. The emerging design practices in India today, are
creating a variety of models of engagement with the craft community - initiating a pluralistic language of design. The
research situates itself at the intersection of craft and interior architecture with an aim to identify its position within this
ever evolving pluralistic design landscape of India. It intends to explore emerging design positions, technological
advancements and design processes that impact the interaction between a craftsperson and a designer or a craft practice
and an interior architecture practice. This research domain expands to look at the future of craft in India and allows the
individual researcher to explore a thread of enquiry focused on the future of craft, interior architecture, craftspeople,
designers in the Indian context.