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DICRC Design Chair

In order to fulfil the vision and objectives of Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre (DICRC) and integrate the activities of this centre in education domain as well as the main stream profession of Craft and Design, DICRC have established DICRC Design Chair. The main purpose of the DICRC Design Chair is to encourage collaborative research and applications on important issues of the Space Making Craft (SMC), Surface Narrative Crafts (SNC), as well as Interior-Architecture. And at the same time promote the dialogue between DICRC, CEPT University and various organisations, institutions and industry related to the field of Art, Craft, Architecture and Design.

The scholar or expert holding the DICRC Design Chair will be working on one or more objectives of DICRC keeping in mind the larger vision and the expertise, he/she holds. As advocates for craft and design innovation, the person holding the DICRC Design Chair will also give advice, teach, conduct specialized courses and lectures at Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs at Faculty of Design, CEPT University and promote innovative designs and practices.  

Prof. M. P. Ranjan was DICRC Design Chair holder from April 2012 to April 2013. He is one of the leading design thinkers today, with 40 years of experience in design education and practice. He helped visualize and set up two new design schools in India, one for the crafts sector and the other for the bamboo sector. His teaching extended from design theory to inclusive design action and from rural employment to usability of information technology applications and services. His blog "Design for India” has become a major platform for Indian design discourse. He is on the Governing Council of the IICD, Jaipur and lives and works from Ahmedabad in India.

Past Design Chair

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