She is a faculty of Design Research & Context at IIAD, mentoring the students pursuing their Foundation Year Programme. She is a product design graduate from Indian Institute of Crafts & Design, Jaipur. She has worked innumerable design interventions as a facilitator in rural craft clusters under the Ministry of Textiles. She undertook genuine cluster identifications, conducted research, had mobilised grassroots craft artisans to participate in the design & skill development training. Her inclination towards working for Indian Craft sector has led to her gain a deeper knowledge of the craft as a source of livelihood, she enrolled herself for masters on specialisation on Livelihoods within M.A. in Development Studies at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. Apart from her academic expertise, her clientele list was in the area of lifestyle products that include Tata Housing, DLF Properties, and IKEA. With years she has taken a shift from industrial design setups to working towards the grassroots craft practices through design and research. She likes to constantly explore the boundaries of design and has carried out extensive research studies in this area. Her list of tasks includes the tenure of working in multi-lingual, social, and multiple (rural, urban, and peri-urban) regions and of tough terrains.
- Research Skills
- Design Context
- Modern Slavery in the Garment Sector of India
- Value Chain Systems in Indian Craft Sector
- Teaching Research Skills using Active Learning for Higher Education
Contribution to the field of research:
- ‘Need Assessment Study of Conditions for Contract and Casual Workers in Garment
Manufacturing Factories in Delhi NCR’ (February 2018). This research was done along with
Kaarak, New Delhi for Anti-Slavery International, London (UK).
- ‘Creativity Index of India’, (July 2016) an evaluation system was designed for a craftsman
under the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur. (During M.A.)
- Conducted a ‘Beneficiary Impact Analysis of Design & Skill Programs’ (January 2017) implemented by the Office of Development Commissioner of Handicrafts (DCH), Ministry of
Textiles, India. (During M.A.)