Everyday 4.00 PM - 5.00 PM

2nd DEC, session-2 re-inventing policy for craft sector

good stories, untold...

3rd Dec, session-3  craft EDUCATION

4th dec, session-4 CRAFT, DESIGN & beyond

Panelists;   Jaya Jaitley, an activist, author and Indian handicrafts curator
                    Rahul Mishra, Eminent Fashion Designer
                    David Abraham, Eminent Fashion Designer
                    Dr. Alka Raghuvanshi, India's First Trained Art Curator
Moderator: Somesh Singh

The inclusion of incoming generations of the craftspeople on a broader platform would help in the outreach of the craft products to the masses. Is that a dilution of the craft or better for the craftspeople? There was a time when Haat, Peth & Melas were the destination for selling and experiencing crafts, then came retailers, and specialized shops that brought a paradigm shift in selling and positioning hand-made and handicrafts products. In recent years, even this phenomenon has been taken over completely by digital media and online channels, creating a large access to both buyers and consumers, making the reach of crafts from remotest villages to most urban centers in the world. Will e-commerce or online would eventually take over completely from the traditional and old formats, or both would co-exist in rapid changing world?

Keynote Address by Dr Darlie O Koshy, Director General, ATDC and Former Director, NID, Ahmedabad, Author of Indian Design Edge Book
Panelist;  Sundeep Kumar, CEO, Craft Beton
                 Gullu Sen, Ad Guru
                 Dr. Himadri Ghosh, Director, Banasthali Institute of Design

                 Manisha Jha, Icon of Sante Fe Tribal Art Fest
Moderator; Somesh Singh, Former Apparel Head, NID & Director, IAM

Does the corporatisation of creativity lead to its longevity? If yes, then how can corporates help in its regeneration and broadening of the bandwidth? Craft Sector lacks a cohesive policy framework, and a global vision to create "Make in India" a premium segment, to move up in the value chain using creative economy as major thrust focusing on hand-made & slow lifestyle products. Will India build a vision for craft sector for next 10-years creating a premium ness on cultural products and build a billion dollar enterprise?

back to future; re-building craft sector


1st Dec, session-1 FUTURE OF CRAFT SECTOR

25 different craft forms for visitors through live demonstrations with 2 slots (Morning-Afternoon) each day.

Panelist;  Dr. Pawan Sudhir (Head DEAA , NCERT)
                  Dr. Adwaita Gadnayak  (Director General  NGMA)
                  Dr. Alka Pande, Art Curator & Director, Visual Arts Gallery, IHC               

                  Errol Pires Nelson, Former Faculty, NID

                  J. Niranjan, President Paramparik Karigar & Nantong International Award Winner
Moderator:- Arnab Banerjee

The outreach of imparting art and craft education from primary school teach our younger generation to be more art sensitive and have pride in our heritage? How can  other agencies play a role in this ? Most of the traditional skills are lost, that doesn't mean primitive, it means something priceless and a great know-how of doing things with perfection and finesse has gone long back, it's a wake up call to all of us to start document, preserve and save large plethora of skill sets by sharing and making it part of mainstream skill India initiative by public as well as government sector institutions.

Keynote Address by Muzzafar Ali, Film-Maker, fashion designer, poet, artist, music-lover, revivalist, and social worker

Panelist;      Dr. Ghada Hijjawi Qaddumi, President World Craft Council, APR

                      Rita Ganguly, Renowned Artist

                      Usha Krishna, Former President, World Craft Council International

Moderator; Dr. Arshiya Sethi

Does the oral tradition become a deterrent in the survival and sustainability of the crafts and arts in today's digital environment? Most of the Indian products has timeless appeal, yet the supply has overshot demand, resulting in excess over need and wants. The net result is discounting and bargaining, whereas, global demand for hand made and hand-crafted has gone significantly up, and the reason being the value they bring in terms of 'slow', sustainable and ethical. The missing part is a global brand that could position traditional products as 'objects of desire'. The session brings best of brains and celebrated professional to share their idea of 'imagery' needed to boost craft products and sector, stay tuned!