Koshalpreet  will be presenting ‘Design Intervention and revival of Chitra Pothi Craft’  - Poster - 4th June

Koshalpreet Kaur loves colour and seeks to find meaning in the variety of hues in nature and the bustling markets across the globe. She holds a masters degree in Clothing & Textiles and has worked across domains as a merchandiser, researcher and a teaching faculty.  She has published her research works in national and international journals.

Her career has spanned more than a decade across export houses dealing with top European brands such as Mother Care , Debenhams, M&S; as a researcher with projects on natural dyes and antimicrobial finishes and as a teaching faculty. Presently she is working as a Assistant Professor at School of Fashion and Design at  G D Goenka University, Gurgaon, and  has a research interest in the revival of ancient Indian crafts . She is involved in assisting craftsmen find a global forum to show case their art and expertise . Her Paper “Design Intervention and Revival of Chitra Pothi Craft” intends to create  awareness about the ancient craft of Chitra Pothi and to highlight the significance of illustrations used in them.

Koshalpreet loves to present at Semiofest because…

India has a rich heritage of crafts & textiles, which is reflected in the expression of their art. This paper is about craft that carries expression and a deep meaning to the art practiced .  Many of the crafts are dying because of their complex designs, long manufacturing processes and non-availability of materials & artisans. Semiofest gives me a platform to showcase some of the buried crafts of India which will help in the revival of Chitra Pothi craft.