Sucharita Beniwal

Sucharita, graduated in Textile Design from the school leaver's program at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad in 2003. She worked for 10 years in the textile export industry, working on handloom weaving and surface development for the Neeru Kumar Design label. She designed extensively for niche European buyers, created collections showcased at the prestigious Masion et object fair, Paris and Heimtextil, Frankfurt.

She has ethnographic research experience through fieldwork-based documentation projects in Srinagar, West Bengal, Varanasi, Kutch, Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, published in books Handmade in India (2007) and Crafts of Uttarakhand (2018). Her colour research work through Asian-paints colour-Lab at NID, has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

She completed M.Des. in Social Design from Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD), in 2016. Her thesis focused on experiential learning in craftsmanship and everyday making, which she presented in the DRS2018 design conference, Ireland, and Decipher2018 Michigan.

She has been a full-time faculty at NID from 2016, teaching weaving and surface- form making in Textile Design; and colour and fieldwork in Foundation Program.

Her research interests include feminist methodologies, indigenous knowing, making; she loves travelling and meeting people. She is an avid reader of fiction, history, poetry and loves to write, doodle, dream.

sucharita_b[at]nid [dot]edu

Responsibilities

  • Faculty, Textile Design
  • Co-Head, NID Press