research + publication //
the crafty (desi)gner

2018


Dissertation for BA Design at Goldsmiths College. It considers the relationship between Eastern craft practices and Western design ideologies, and how it is rooted in the hegemony of colonisation. This research formed the basis for Reclayming Territory. Today, I contribute to the effort to uplift and empower vernacular creativity as I work with organisations and NGOs that focus on keeping these practices, communities and livelihoods alive and sustainable in modern India. The most recent is a pilot project with Creative Dignity, a movement formed by creative professionals, students and agencies to address the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on craft culture, communities and rural economies.

This document was designed and written by me, printed on recycled paper and hand-bound with waxed linen thread.


Mark