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Meet & Greet with Judy Frater
October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree
Please join us for a meet and greet with Judy Frater, spring 2022 Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 13 at noon if you are able to attend or would like to connect with Judy this fall via email or Zoom. The in-person meeting will be limited to 25 attendees.
Living in India (mainly in the Kutch region in the Northwest part of India) for 30 years, Judy Frater co-founded Kala Raksha Trust and Museum. An award-winning Ashoka Fellow, she founded the first design schools for artisans: Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya and Somaiya Kala Vidya. Previously, she was Associate Curator of The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C.
In the spring of 2022, Frater will teach “Cultural Diversity, Connection, Value and Sustainability: The Role of Hand Craft in India” (DS 527-Global Artisans). Utilizing design thinking, students in this project-based survey course will be exposed to important issues surrounding small-scale artisan production, value, and sustainability.
Frater’s residency is hosted by the Design Studies Department with Professor Jennifer Angus as lead faculty. Current additional supporters include the Art Department, Department of Art History, Bolz Center for Arts Administration, Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), Center for Design and Material Culture, Center for South Asia, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.