Connecting the Dots: Interlinking Crafts and Culture in Design Education
DS 118: Proceedings of NordDesign 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16th - 18th August 2022
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Anand, Puja; Bhasin, Alok
Institution: Pearl Academy
Section: Design Education
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.35199/NORDDESIGN2022.23
The question facing Design educators today is how to align the present generation of millennials with the sensitivity and appreciation of our rich cultural heritage? The paper is focused on the future of Design Education, by stressing the need for the knowledge of Culture and Crafts as an integral part of Design Education that will help the Designers of tomorrow to be prepared for the Future. This paper examines ways in which knowledge of crafts and culture can be interlinked together in Design education with a specific example - a case study of an Interior Design course in India.
Keywords: Crafts, Culture, Design, Design Education, Heritage