Swasti Singh Ghai

Swasti Singh Ghai has been teaching at NID since June
2006. In the Design Foundation programme she has
been involved in teaching Elements of Colour and the
field-based course called Environmental Perception and
coordinating Basic Materials. In Textile Design, she takes
courses such as Traditional Indian Textiles and Craft
Documentation for undergraduate and postgraduate
students and guides diploma projects. She has also
offered Surface Decoration course in Ceramic and Glass
Design and has guided diploma projects as well.
Swasti completed the four-and-a-half-year School
Leavers Professional Education Programme at NID in
1999 and specialised in Textile Design. Prior to joining
NID, she has worked as a design facilitator with NGOs
like Udyogini, Delhi and grass root organizations such
as Society to Uplift Rural Economy (SURE), URMUL
Marusthali Bunkar Vikas Samiti (UMBVS), URMUL
Trust, Srajamyaham, community based initiatives in the
desert districts of Rajasthan and Self Employed Women
Association (SEWA) Gujarat. Swasti undertook field
research for Development Commissioner, Handicrafts
(DCH) supported Outreach projects on Handmade in
India and Geographical Indicators (GI) of Craft Practices.
She has worked with research teams of International
Labour Organisation (ILO), Swiss Development
Cooperation (SDC), and Tearfund towards contributing
to better integration of culture and development. She
has been a visiting faculty at Indian Institute of Craft and
Design (IICD), Jaipur and at Kalaraksha Vidyalaya, a
design school for artisans, in Kachchh.
Currently she is involved as State Head of Arunachal
Pradesh in an Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
(IGNCA) supported Outreach Project on documenting
textile traditions of North East India.

swasti[at]nid [dot]edu

Responsibilities

  • Discipline Lead, Textile Design