International Conference on Recent Trends and Sustainability in Crafts & Design

Please Note: Registrations Open till 30th September, 2017

  • Publication of Conference Proceedings in book format with valid ISBN
  • Best Paper Award
  • Best Poster Award
  • Crafts Exhibition
  • Artisan’s Meet

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1. Welcome Message
On behalf of the Indian Institute of Crafts & Design (IICD), we extend a very warm welcome to you all. It is a great pleasure that we are being able to organise a conference where all of us can meet and discuss the way to move forward while looking back. The considerable shift of attention of younger general towards digital media and moving images, poses a big challenge to the crafts & design sector. This conference, whilst maintaining a connection to the past traditions will discuss the present and the future of the crafts & design sector.

The conference will be an excellent opportunity to:

  • Discuss about the need to maintain history and culture in crafts.
  • Learn from each other’s experiences as we solemnly embrace innovative new directions in craft making.
  • Upgrade the method by which we teach, learn and create crafts & design in the fast-changing landscape due to rapid urbanisation.

The aim of the conference is to create a forum to discuss the technological, artistic and scientific achievements in the areas of crafts and design in India. The conference would provide an excellent opportunity to document the feedback on the advancement in craft designing in India. The conference will also serve as a platform for networking among artisans, freelancers, academicians, Government officials, NGOs and industry executives working in craft and allied areas.

Jaipur is founded by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1726-27, after whom the city is named. Jaipur is a touristic place, boasting the heritage status on crafts, arts, culture, city planning and delicious foods. The average temperature is mild in November. We hope that all of you will have an excellent time in Jaipur.

Dr. Toolika Gupta

2. Conference Focus: Crafts & Design

Crafts & Design

3. Conference Themes:
The conference seeks articles related to:

  • Present trends in craft & design
  • Dyes (Natural and chemical) and dyeing processes
  • Achievements in craft & design
  • Trends in fashion– Design and material
  • Museums, conservation methods, artefact collections
  • Virtual museums and design data bank
  • Craft and heritage documentation
  • Computer simulation / numerical methods in craft & design
  • Sustainability issues in crafts & design sector
  • Globalisation and paradigm shift in crafts & design
5. Conference Agenda / Programme Schedule
Thought-provoking discussions and exhibitions.
Friday 17th November, 2017

Registration of participants / delegates at conference help-desk & Morning tea Starts at 9:00 hr
Welcome speech and opening ceremony 10:00 – 10:30 hr
Tea break 10:30 – 11:00 hr
Session I 11:00 – 13:00 hr
Lunch break 13:00 – 14:00 hr
Session II 14:00 – 16:00 hr
Evening Tea 16:00 – 16:30 hr
Visit to JKK art and culture centre of Rajasthan 17:00 hr
Delegate Dinner 20:00 hr

Saturday 18th November, 2017

Morning tea 9:00 – 9:30 hr
Session III 9:30 – 11:00 hr
Tea break 11:30 – 12:00 hr
Session IV 11:30 – 13:30 hr
Plenary session 13:30 – 14:00 hr
Lunch Break 14:00 hr
Convocation 14:30 onward
High Tea 17:00 – 17:30 hr

Note: The schedule is tentative and may change. Any changes in the agenda will be notified through email to the participants.

Limited accommodation is available at the Institute’s preferred guest houses and lodges on payment basis for delegates and students. Please contact the administrator at for booking.

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7. Travel options
By Air
Air travel to Jaipur is the most convenient way to reach the city. The Jaipur airport is located at Sanganer, which is 12 kilometres from the heart of the city. It has both international and domestic terminal and is well connected to most of the cities across the globe with a number of airlines operating on a regular basis. Oman Air has daily flights to Jaipur. Now, flights to international cities like Kuala Lumpur, Sharjah and Dubai are also connected from this airport.

By Train
You can travel to Jaipur by trains from many important Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jammu, Jaisalmer, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Pathankot, Haridwar, Bhopal, Lucknow, Patna, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Goa.

By Bus
Taking a bus to Jaipur is a pocket friendly and very convenient idea if you are looking to have a budget holiday. The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) runs regular, Volvo (air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned) and deluxe buses between Jaipur and other cities within the state.

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