Role of Craft and Technology in Interior Architecture

Role of Craft and Technology in Interior Architecture


Namaste, hello everyone, my name is Smriti
Saraswat, I am a faculty member in the Department of Architecture and Planning at IIT Roorkee. For the past 10 years, I have been working
and researching towards understanding and establishing interrelationships between architecture,
design, art and craft and narratives. I have done few projects, I have also conducted
an organized workshops and some courses that had similar intention. This online certification course which is
offered under NPTEL scheme by government of India is also a similar attempt. The course is called Role of Craft and Technology
in Interior Architecture. At the onset, there is a discussion about
the terms interior architecture and craft and technology, this is done through already
established theories and some examples. Later the focus shifts towards understanding
and establishing the interrelationship between the two. Subsequently, there is also an introduction
to new and emerging terms like creative cultural industries, building crafts, creative economy. Now to understand and discuss these, there
is a mention of some International based studies, and also some interesting case studies from
different parts of India itself. Further, there is a discussion on the overview
of the craft sector, especially in the context of India, followed by concerns for its continuity
and revival. Finally, there is an attempt to discuss certain
kinds of interventions that are possible. This is a very crucial course, because it
focuses on a transdisciplinary research, which emphasizes the role of craft and technology
in the discipline of interior architecture. This decade has highlighted the importance
of transdisciplinarity and innovation, keeping this in mind this course shall be of great
interest and benefit to participants from different backgrounds and disciplines like
art, craft, architecture, design, conservation, entrepreneurship, management, narratology. And in general to all the participants who
would be interested in knowing more about this subject out of curiosity. This course is spread across 8 weeks, it has
40 lectures, each lecture has a duration of 30 minutes. There is no prerequisite for this course as
such, moreover this course is also in lined with similar initiatives of MHRD like Sandhi
and setting up of designing innovations centers, where the focus is amalgamation of science,
design, art and nature. Keeping this interesting aspect in mind, I
really hope to see participants from different backgrounds in this course. There will be assignments that will be introduced
during the course they will be evaluated at our end. And also the participants who would be interested
in getting certificates could appear for a final examination that will be conducted towards
the end of the course. So this is a brief overview, I will be very
happy to join you all for this course, and see you there, thank you.

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