INCLUSIVE FUTURES THROUGH HANDMADE was virtual event held to showcase the work done under the collaboration of the scheme Upgrading the skills and training in traditional arts/crafts for development [USTTAD], of Ministry of Minority Affairs and Knowledge partner National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

It was curated in response to NID's work in 5 Craft clusters across India as Knowledge Parter for USTTAD scheme.

The following events will be 19 -20- 21 January, 2021

A Virtual Exhibition was launched on 19th January 2021, 3pm IST and would be open for view for a month. Visitors would be able to experience a virtual tour of the curated exhibition showcasing design innovations in developing the products, nuances of craft and design processes adapted for capacity building and the up-gradation of the skills and knowledge. There were videos, product catalogues and stories about the craftspeople to experience.

A three-day E-Symposium was held during 19-20-21 January, 2021, was inaugurated on 19th at 3.00 pm and sessions on 20th and 21st were scheduled between   2-5pm IST.

The sessions on the three days shared NID's insights, methods, and design tools adopted in implementing the scheme and dialogues with a range of Well-known Craft Sector experts from all over India on subjects of skill training, sustainability issues, social inclusion, entrepreneurship, as well as craft - design collaborations.

E-Symposium Panel topics

  1. In Conversation with Artisans
  2. Social Impact and Inclusion
  3. Craft and Sustainability
  4. Management and Entrepreneurship 
  5. Culturally Significant Design 
  6. Training and Education 

Experience Virtual Exhibition on USTTAD