Krishna Patel

Krishna Patel

Educational Qualification

    M.Des Textile Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, MFA, Arizona State University , USA

Designation

  • Adjunct Professor

Department

  • Department of Design

General Information

  • 07971652325

  • ID Block, Institute of Design, Nirma University, Sarkhej- Gandhinagar Highway, Ahmedabad- 382481

Specialisation

    Textile Design , Apparel Design , Hand-woven and Hand-printed Textiles , Design Education in Textile and Apparel Design and Associated Technologies

About

  • Currently working at Nirma University, 3 days a week as Professor with the Institute of Design. She has been working/teaching at Nirma since 2019 With 40 plus years of teaching experience as a Design Educator, retired from NID as Dean of NID, Gandhinagar. She has a Masters Degree in Industrial Design,Textiles from NID, Ahmedabad and a MFA from Arizona State University, USA. Her fibre art work has been published in Fiberarts Design Book 7. She has also had the privilege of exhibiting her work at several galleries in India and abroad. During her first tenure at NID she has Co-Authored the book -Of Fibre and Loom: The Indian Tradition with Textile Historian Dr. Lotika Vardarajan. The book has been published by NID and Manahor printing press, N. Delhi. She has worked on the IGNCA research project: Documenting the Tribes and textiles of the Tripura State. As part of the Outreach activities for African countries, the Ghana basketry project was headed by her, ending with the third design & development workshop with women basket makers that was held at Accra, Ghana. The aim of these workshops was to develop new designs in baskets, hats, accessories, objects that can be used in interiors of people’s homes, using locally available Grass to increase the value of the baskets for consistent income generation for the women artisans. She was also the State Head for Tripura State and team member for the Outreach activities, research project of Documenting and Study of the Textile Traditions of the North-East, research has been completed. She was the project head for setting up the Kerala State Institute of Design(KSID), which was launched in 2016. She has also worked on several other client projects which focus on Systems Design and Functional Wear such as Yoga wear for the Ministry of Ayush for the International Yoga Day and Functional wear for the Field Officers of the Commissioner of Gujarat Mining (CGM). She has held several positions in committees at NID such as Academic Council, Senate and Governing council to name a few. In 2020 she worked as a consultant with the Africa