The Australia India Design Platform seeks to gather views around standards for creative partnerships between designers and artisans. One contentious standard concerns whether the name of the artisan(s) should feature on the label. There are positive reasons for this, not only related to fairness, but also the value added by the reputation of the maker. … Continue reading Put a name to it: Standards for Labelling
See how the UTS textile and fashion students worked with artisans through the Happy Hands workshop in Delhi. 1-15 November 2012UTS Textiles Library, 730 Harris Street, Ultimo, DAB Building 6, Level 3, Room 346 Opening 1 November 12pm Nine UTS fashion and textile students embarked on a journey to India for a celebration of Australian … Continue reading UTS Fashion and Textile India Tour Exhibition
In collaboration with INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, DELHI The South Asia Foundation Invites you to “Kumhaargram: Lifeline of Green Delhi”…Crafting Excellence Inauguration by Dr. Karan Singh, Honourable Member of Parliament at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 An exhibition of pottery items by the potters of “Kumhaargram”, New Delhi. One of the largest settlements … Continue reading Kumhaargram exhibition
In modern times, Australians are more drawn to new technologies than heritage craft traditions. Inevitably though, there are still people who are born with an enduring impulse to make objects of beauty with their hands. Sandra Bowkett is one of those people. Given relative lack of recognition for traditional crafts in her home country, she … Continue reading Sandra Bowkett–the Company of Potters
Before serving the main course of ideas and debates coming out of the recent events in Delhi, here’s a taster of the opinions sampled during discussions.
I arrived in Delhi late at night and having never spent time in India previously I was of course amazed by the apparent chaos of the place. For a very ordered and organised person, the sights, sounds and machine guns that greeted me at the airport were all a concern. I took a Taxi to … Continue reading Australia India Design Residency–Reflections by Trent Jansen
The first phase of the Australia India Design Platform concluded in October with a series of generative meetings and lively discussions. Thanks to Vik Kanwar and academic staff at the Jindal Global Law School for providing important research into the comparative use of codes in Australia and India. The reception hosted by the Australian High … Continue reading Thanks, Delhi
Saturday 22 October 2011 5-7pm National Institute of Fashion Technology amphitheatre Green Park, New Delhi, India (see map) ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ considers the increasing number of transnational partnerships being forged between craft and design. How can we combine the free-wheeling possibilities of modern capitalist world with the grounded meaning of cultural traditions? Typically, … Continue reading The Best of Both Worlds: International Collaborations in Craft & Design