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Globalising Local Craft: -enhancing collaboration between Indian rural artisans and Swedish IKEA designers
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

The aim of this project is to further enable emancipation of Indian craftswomen through the use of an alternative co-design process.

As a designer working with textiles and fashion I was interested to explore how I could positively impact the production process of textiles. I spent five weeks in India, with the intent to understand the stakeholders and the project, but mainly focused on the Indian craftswomen’s involvement.

The design research has been an iterative process based on qualitative research consisting of interactive partner visits, observations, conversations and workshops.

Starting in 2012, IKEA have formed partnerships with social entrepreneurs around the world with the aim to create social change rather than economic wealth, mainly focusing on giving employment to women. In this partnership, IKEA haven’t yet found the ultimate level of artisan’s involvement in the design process that is convenient for both parties.

I propose a design process, comprised of tools, that aims to support rural artisans and urban designers when co-creating textile products aimed at a western market.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Cultural Awareness, Design, Social Entrepreneurs, Textiles, India, Co-creation, Craft, Confidence, Equality
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Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5906OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-5906DiVA: diva2:1113573
External cooperation
IKEA
Educational program
Design - Individual Study Plan in Design (Master)
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Available from: 2017-06-22 Created: 2017-06-21 Last updated: 2017-06-22Bibliographically approved

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