let's excavate ruins & encounter legacies of crafts in the future

Futures // Death of Crafts

Handheld Camera !!! What is that ?!
Listening to stories of grandparents & their lost phone covers.
Going to craft museums to loan a ‘Koramunda’ for a school project.
Looking at digital twins of handmade earthen pots.

Together, let’s excavate ruins & encounter legacies of crafts in the future. Join us for a speculative activity and a peek into narratives of craft from the future.

Time: 3:00-4:30pm on Sunday, 27th September 2020
Venue: Online Meetup
Join on Zoom: Link will be updated & emailed 2 days before the event.
Participants: Inviting everyone who wants to look at Indian crafts through decay, extinction, revival or preservation.
Format: We will open with a short intro to the scope of the meet followed by a 15-20 min exercise. Concluding with an open forum discussion on our collective findings.
Please join in with your desktop/laptop/tablet as we will be using Miro. Tablets may require installing the app.
(We hope that all of us are familiarized with the culture of online discussions by now, regards to #covidlockdown & #wfh.)

About Idée Fixe
Idée Fixe is a critical exercise to envision alternative and provocative future(s) of craft cultures in India, as a response to the stagnated identities of craft practices and ecosystems.
Through a series of interactive workshops in the next three months, we will map evidences of radically reimagined future(s) of craft cultures. Narratives and artefacts built during these workshops will be published under the creative commons to instigate fringe craft enquiries.

Idée Fixe is supported by the
Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

About a4 / aChaar

a4 / aChaar is a collective that forays into discursive design methods and futures thinking.

Dhruv(@decoydhruv) and Praveen (@imp8lite) are designers & co-founders of a4.achaar.


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a4 / aChaar is an inititative to explore speculative design, critical design & design futures, founded by design practitioners, Dhruv and Praveen. As design-researchers, we find this domain to be quite exciting, inclusive and full of crazy surprises. We want to map out toolkits to help foster the c… more