India has always been a land of materials. We have depended on these materials for generations; they have sustained our livelihoods and are deeply entwined into our culture. One such material is Bamboo. In most parts of the country where varieties of bamboo are cultivated, this material has become an integral part of our cultural identities and expression. A very strong association can be seen in North Eastern states of India. But recent inclinations to bamboo as a material is utilitarian, far removed from any cultural significance or relevance. Most bamboo products in local markets are objects fit for decorative purposes. This project will attempt to arrive at an understanding of different narratives associated with bamboo as a material in the present and in the past, and derive at an expression that fosters an enquiry that mediates between a design methodology and an artistic form. We will look at crafting techniques as well as modern technology to work with bamboo.
STUDENTS: Siddhant Bothra, Nishigandha Chitale, Debosmita Mukherjee, Rhea Nambiar, Archana Bilgi, Riddhi Ravishankar, Nikhil Vipradas, Padamchitt Saxena, Saishree Bandekar, Sanjiti Sharma, Derek D’Souza, Tanvi Mohan, Jai Phansalkar, Ashwin Mohan, Kanishka Shah, Dinky Asrani, Harini Aiana, Apoorva Patil, Nidhi Kulkarni, Shubhi Godha, Payal Tanksale
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