DICRC launches digital knowledge exchange platform
Tue, October 06, 2020 Workshop
DICRC launched the first-ever digital Knowledge Exchange Programme (KEP) aimed at empowering the craft community of Gundiyali with new skills and open up new work opportunities. As part of the initiative, various designers and ceramic artists from all over India were invited to share their experiences of generating new markets and design opportunities that have emerged as a result of the pandemic. The sessions encompassed intense brainstorming of ideas with the craft community, virtual discussions and product developments that have an anticipated value in a post-COVID world. The artists communicated with the community through short videos. You can access them on DICRC'S Instagram page.
This activity is part of the project ‘Celebrating Clay: generating new forms of cultural production for craft experiential tourism’ as part of the British Council - Crafting Futures India UK Collaboration Scheme. The project is conducted by Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre (DICRC), CRDF, CEPT University Ahmedabad, India in partnership with The Clay Foundation and The British Ceramics Biennial, UK. The collaborators include Manthan Educational Programme Society, India and Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID), Ahmedabad Chapter.