Design Innovation & Craft Resource Center
Design Innovation & Craft Resource Center

Promoting Craft Design Practices

The Design Innovation and Craft Resource Center (DICRC) is a research center for the development and understanding of Indian crafts, and traditional and vernacular interior architecture of India. The Center functions as an interface between creative persons, artisans and the industry; promoting collaborations and innovation in the field of crafts within interior architecture education as well as practice.

DICRC’s focus areas are 

  • Research and Documentation 
  • Innovation and Development
  • Education and Training
  • Application and Collaboration 
  • Resource and Knowledge Dissemination 

DICRC conducts dedicated research, creates documentation and organizes programs, workshops and projects related to Craft and Traditional and Vernacular Interior Architecture. It is engaged in mapping of crafts, craftspeople and craft enterprises as an approach towards identifying different types of crafts & crafts clusters and the scale of their establishments within particular regions. It is also actively involved in training and curriculum development for craft and providing a platform for discussion on the role of craft in Interior Architecture at the national and international level. DICRC regularly conducts craft workshops and craft innovation internships and fellowship programs. Through these programmes and partnerships, the Center promotes and encourages the study of crafts and disseminates information to reach wider audiences.

DICRC also manages the Building Craft Lab, an online collaborative platform developed to generate, amalgamate, catalogue and disseminate resources related to Indian crafts and traditional and vernacular built habitat. The online repository allows users to explore traditional crafts and vernacular buildings using an interactive map interface. This one of a kind repository in India is a valuable resource for students, researchers, craftspeople, educators, design professionals as well as government stakeholders responsible for formulating policies to enhance and revise Indian crafts.


Craft Workshops
Craft Workshops

2010 - Ongoing | Capacity Building

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A talk on Curating culture and preservation by Ishita Shah
A talk on Curating culture and preservation by Ishita Shah

January 13, 2020
FD PG Seminar Room (2nd Floor) , CEPT University

Ekatra: Spinning the Wheel Together
Ekatra: Spinning the Wheel Together

March 15, 2019
Kanoria Centre for Arts, K L Campus, Ahmedabad

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Contact Us

Design Innovation & Craft Resource Center

Near AES Boys Hostel Campus,
University Ground, Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad - 380 009

Phone: +91 7265800050
Fax: +91 7926302075