ART_tery: an art for the artisans
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Dhamrai has been the abode of creativity for a long time. It has a rich history of artistic creativity tracing back to the Pala Dynasty (800-1100AD), during which time both early Buddhist and Hindu settlements once flourished. Some of the most beautiful crafts like metal casting, pottery, terracotta work etc have been flourished in this region for decades. But due to mass production in factories, small scale exposure of the crafts and many other reasons these crafts are in jeopardy and so are the artisans. The urge to restore the glory of the tradition of this culture and provide an exposure to the traditional art and artisans with the help of contemporary architectural intervention laid the basis of the hypothesis of this project.