Crafts - Transformation of ordinary elements

Masala Fashion (Show)
by Andrea   
Monday, 21 January 2013

From left: Suhasini, Ilango, Dasha & Leela. (Photographer: Coriolan @ - All rights reserved)The students from Lilith apprenticeship program have presented their collections in Kalabhumi in Auroville, on 19 January 2013. The event was a great success! A supportive and enthusiastic crowd cheered and applauded to the models and designers. The designers Leela, Dasha, Ilango and Suhasini presented their creations to an attentive audience of residents of Auroville and guests. In the following links you can see some images shot by Coriolan: --> VIDEO by Manohar  Read more

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Ceramics Exhibition in Pitanga
by Stella   
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Ceramics (Photographer: Stella)Priya Sundaravalli from Tamil Nadu is currently having an exhibition in Pitanga. Over 300 ceramic objects, which are all very unique, can be visited until the 24th of March. Her art is quite unusual and the thin shapes of her creations make the items look fragile. Instead of thinking and planning her work, she is trying to let her inspiration flow freely and allows herself to do whatever is coming up. If items crack she repairs them with a Japanese technique: 'Nothing is a defect, accidents are seen as part of what is supposed to happen.' Read more

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Svaram new home
by Puja   
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
The new Svaram building is close by the Ganesh Bakery (Photographer: Giorgio)Aurelio sounded the Ring for the official opening of the new Svaram building. Puja interviewed him about this special day and its significance. He said that this particular building will serve as an exhibition place, storeroom and research space. Besides this Svaram has its first building on the outer ring road,. The new space replaces an old building that burnt down 3 years ago. It represents 1 degree of 360 degrees of the ring, and tries to invoke the original plan of Aruoville to manifest the symbol of the Galaxy plan. Read more

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Awareness, concern and Love
by Marlenka   
Monday, 11 April 2011
Abha, founder of Shraddanjali (Photographer: Marlenka)Found in the forests of Auroville are the basis of the products created at Shraddanjali: flowers, leaves, seeds and seedpods. And love and appreciation for the treasures of Nature. Abha, creatrix of Shraddanjali, puts it this way: to showcase the marvelous miracles of Nature so that viewers get a different perspective, an awareness and concern for this planet is the idea, more than selling... she says that's the tiny attempt they do in their work at Shraddanjali. Those who work with her also share and foster the ideal for a win-win situation: that businesses and education on a world level will aspire to make a paradigm change, in recognizing the simplicity and beauty of Nature. Read more

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The People and Paper
by Emma   
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Herve giving a tour of the facility (Photographer: Giorgio & Emma)An interview with Joshua of Auroville Papers. We talked about his history with the company and within Auroville, and also explored the many aspects of work in the factory. Auroville Papers is close to Aspiration Community in Kuillapalayam. A beautiful Banyan tree is on the left as you enter, and you feel like you're entering a sanctuary not any sort of factory. Their handmade paper is made only from vegetal fibres. It is free from toxic substances, its manufacture does not require the felling of trees, and no endangered vegetal species are used for its production. Read more

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