The Craft Village is Open!
By: Crative Brands Bureau | Gurgaon Dated: October 20, 2015
The Craft Village, an innovative project by Iti Tyagi and Somesh Singh, Designers based in New Delhi has begun to grab eyeballs. It is a one stop destination where craft, culture, art and design meet together for creative sustainable development. With a unique infrastructure, Craft Village offers in house residency facility for Designers and Artists from all across the world. The infrastructure of the whole village is quite similar to the infrastructure you see at Alberobello, a small town of Southern Italy. Craft Village is totally conceptualized and built on Rammed earth technology. Rammed earth is single lowest environmental impact building system that is readily and commercially available today for solid masonry buildings. Rammed earth has potentially low manufacturing impacts and also keeps the room cool which in return reduces the need for air conditioning. The soothing calm environment adds a star to the village. An Artist or a designer requires a place like this village to kick start their creative minds.
Modern lifestyle has enabled comfort living yet vast repertoire of knowledge and wisdom that sustained and nurtured these communities of craftsmen are fast disappearing. There is an urgent need to preserve and revitalise these crafts and contemporise them. This Crafts Village aims to build a unique set-up to revive traditional skills and techniques to make a sustainable living. An estimated 7 million artisans are engaged in craft production to earn a livelihood. Craft Village also facilitates a unique approach of craftsperson’s exchange at National and International level where in artisans and designers working with crafts and from diverse backgrounds come together for exchange of ideas, experience and crafts practice.
The Craft Village is a complete package of Craft Workshops, Design Development, Skill Training, Exhibitions, Film Festivals, Theatre Play, Folk Music, Book Launch, Craft Mela, Design Talk, and Art Installations. The Craft Village has now become the last stop for people who have had the urge to explore the craft world but had no clue where to start from.
Craft Village provides Studio facility to artist, where they can come, stay, explore and deliver their creative side. State of art fully equipped creative studios with canvas, colours, potters wheel, Weaving unit, tie n dye unit, block printing unit, necessary materials will be provided to artists for all their creative needs.
“Craft Village not only provides Craft Education but also provides a platform to grow yourself. If you have knowledge of a particular craft, be a home make or anyone, they can come here and teach others. In this way we provide a platform for everybody, from artists to craft enthusiasts.” Explained Mrs Iti Tyagi, Director of Craft Village. The lush green Craft Village is situated at 19-B, Shivji Marg at Westend Greens in Rangpuri, New Delhi.