Tuesday, November 17, 2009

From Gandhi to Globalization - Part 1

From Gandhi to Globalization: Craft and Human Development
Ashoke Chatterjee
Part 1 Introduction and Presentation

Mahatma Gandhi dreamed of India’s independence and used localised hand production as a weapon against colonial rule. Later, Gandhi’s legacy helped shape craft development within national planning. But contemporary globalization dreams of market influence, often at the expense of independence. The shift between paradigms has had far-reaching effects for human development in all countries, especially in the craft sector.

Recorded at the 2009 Maiwa Textile Symposium on October 21, 2009
Posted November 2009
VIDEO PODCAST - contains images and sound.