Exhibition and Book Launch: Prathaa: Kath-khuni architecture of Himachal Pradesh

We are pleased to invite you to the exhibition and book launch of Prathaa: Kath-khuni architecture of Himachal Pradesh, on Tuesday 29th January, 2013 at Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, CEPT University, 5:30 pm onward.

The event is a part of research which is an international collaboration initiated in 2011 between the researchers based in Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre (DICRC), Faculty of Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India and the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

An overview of the book can be seen in this 3 day exhibition that includes illustrated panels, video and interactive media and the book itself is available to order during the exhibition.

Venue: Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, CEPT University

Opening Day: Tuesday 29th January, 2013 at 5:30 pm.
The exhibition will continue for 2 more days from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on 30th and
31st of January
.Exhibition and book launch of ‘Prathaa: Kath-khuni architecture of Himachal Pradesh’
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Collective Conscious Creative Minds

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The ongoing Space Making Wood Craft Workshop at Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre (DICRC), consists of 23 Design Participants which include Post Graduate and Undergraduate  students from Faculty of Design, CEPT Ahmedabad, Post Graduate and Undergraduate students from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad,  University Ahmedabad, Design Professionals and Entreprenuers. Along with the Design participants there are 20 craftspeople from different regions of Gujarat which include Carvers, Carpenters, Inlayers, Model Makers, Wood Turners and Sculptors.

Space Making (Wood) Craft Workshop

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Space making Wood Craft workshop (From 28th may to 10th june) at DICRC, is a 15 day collaborative workshop with a primary motive to explore wood as material and different types of wood-craft techniques (practiced in Gujarat) like wood carving, wood inlay, wood turning and wood working.

Nearly 20 Craftspeople from different regions of Gujarat and 25 designers from various cities are participating in this workshop and dedicatedly working on craft design explorations. Also there are facilitators and subject experts who are constantly giving inputs and critical insights to the participants to evolve a sensitive outcome.

The structure of the workshop is divided into various modules, where the participants and the Craftspeople work in a different groups on a specific design Assignments.  At the end of each assignment, there is an open discussion. The Intention is to keep the discussion as democratic as possible.

Space Making Craft Workshop

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Design Innovation and Craft Resource centre (DICRC), the name itself explains the core idea behind this centre. It was established in 2011, with a larger aim to drive innovation in the area of Regional Space Making Craft (SMCs) related to Interior-Architecture at both national and International level. In order to identify, understand and re-engage ‘Space Making Craft’, DICRC conducts research, documentation and organizes programs, workshops and projects related to SMCs.

Space Making Craft Workshop is a collaborative format of the workshop where designers, craftspeople, professionals and students from varied background come together and work towards initiating a process of Craft-Design Innovation. These workshops also enables designers and craftspeople to overcome barriers and trade their individual skills.

DICRC has so far successfully completed three Space Making Craft Workshops (Turned-wood Lacquer craft, Stone craft and Bamboo craft), where in all, 39 craftspeople and 46 designers from various parts of India participated and contributed extensively. This has resulted in development of 36 Innovative craft-design prototypes. Also, various organizations, institution, industries, craft practices have come together to extend their support during these collaborative workshops.