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Sanskriti Kendra : A cultural village for Banni Community | Architectural Sheets

Archi Display Festival 2020 Entry 259
PROJECT BY: Shivangi Anand
COLLEGE: Pillai College of Architecture, Navi mumbai
YEAR OF STUDYING : Practicing Architect
CATEGORY : Rural Design
PROJECT TYPE: Studio Design Sheets
PUBLISHED BY: Archipedia

The traditional art and crafts of India has been under crisis since the rise of industrialization and modernity and since then craft is struggling to find a place for itself. When a craft dies, along with the artisans and their business dies; also the rich tradition, a legacy, an entire history and immense knowledge meets the end. This matter has been brought to light many times in the past and many groups and organizations have been formed to find ways to revive the rich heritage of each community.

With the increase of the cost of living, all of the artisans and craftsmen earlier practicing their skills, have started to find wealthier means of making a living, leaving behind the traditional skill set of craft and art making. This passed onto the next generations and now there are very few practitioners left to preserve our rich heritage. Kutch district is inhabited by various groups and communities. Many of these have reached this region after centuries of migration from neighboring regions of Marwa, and is now eroding due to various reasons.

The primary objective is to develop tourism related infrastructure at the identified site at Rudramata on a suitable format,in order to develop a revenue platform for the community at Rudramata.

The project aims at developing a unique rural tourism product in providing an enriching experience to visitors. The project will also act as a catalyst in promoting tourism and local enterprise development in the area, and aims to generate a literature for designing a better interdisciplinary art module that helps its participants connect and communicate more efficiently with the surroundings in an informal, sustainable manner, helping the community revive and expand its cultural values. Also, to generate a catalyst in order to promote rural tourism, and to enhance the values of the selected community.