June 21, 2008
Project Abstract- Lainie
Dastkar utilizes modern day grass-roots development to empower women across the country to be self-sustaining through the production traditional crafts. Over my stay with Dastkar I will use my artistic background to work directly with artisans and Dastkar to strengthen product development by incorporating their traditional Indian skills and motifs with contemporary design. My work will take place in New Delhi along with trips into the field to further my understanding of the production and culture behind each art form. I will document my findings photographically in the form of a photo journal to visually demonstrate the efficiency of Dastkar’s development and sustainability, all of which will play an integral part in my senior project, examining the magnitude of local development through the arts to empower and economically stabilize communities.
Posted by lkkokas at June 21, 2008 11:38 PM