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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Unpretentious Auras - Vol II Issue 7

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In a country that sees no end to craft and art; Amalgam, that we showcase as a case in point is but one of the many design outlets that work towards revival or conservation of the traditional in the contemporary avatar. This brings to mind design re-engineer Bela Shanghvi’s efforts with craftspeople of Kashmir and Mizoram (see our section Thought n Impact). But are we truly making the best use of these culturally rich talents? I personally think we ought to move away from table lamps, mats and coasters and imbibe the craft into pure design. Do give me your take on this.
Our hearty congratulations to Ar. Brinda Somaya for being felicitated with an honorary Doctorate by her alma mater Smith College. Brinda, you make us proud!  

And we bring you Sir Norman Foster’s latest cultural icon - Datong Art Museum and the not-to-be-missed process of graphic design that communicates across miles in sacrosanct Indian ethnicity.

Keep the letters coming 

Warmly,Savitha HiraEditor

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