ROM's newest exhibition consisting of sweeping textile installations, Swapnaa Tamhane: Mobile Palace, challenges the colonial hierarchical separation of art, craft, and design. Join ROM curator Deepali Dewan to take a deeper dive into this theme with our guest speakers. MET curator Shanay Jhaveri explores how artists have responded to the city of Chandigarh, designed by the Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier, in the early years of India's independence. Critical Craft Forum co-founder Namita Gupta Wiggers shares her notion of craftscape, a term she coined in 2010 to describe a way of reframing craft not just as commodity objects that are sold, collected, or exhibited, but as social objects that are inscribed with histories and narratives that can tell us something about the world.
Recorded June 8, 2022