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.