We document the processes of shuddha (authenticity), desi (indigeneity), sthana (locality) in embodied traditions like crafts, handlooms, arts and all other indigenous knowledge practices,
nurture and celebrate living and lost embodied traditions and community relationships,
enable embodied practitioners to take ownership of their traditions epistemically, socially, culturally, legally,
facilitate cross cultural and interdisciplinary interactions, exposure to historical and contemporary technologies,
enable the consumer’s journey to become a rasika, a spiritual aesthete.
Center for Embodied Knowledge intended to be a platform for the development and promotion of indigenous knowledge systems. And when we were to design a visual Identity for it, we were left wondering about “How” and “What” the traditional Dancers, Musicians, Weavers, Craftsman, trapeze artists, players “know” when they are performing their Act ?...Read full story
Akanksha is a multiple award winning filmmaker, writer and a meditation facilitator, witnessing India in its technological, innovative, social, political, ecological, cultural and spiritual dimensions.
Over two decades she has documented social conflicts, natural disasters, environmental strife in India.
Filming lives of people in conflicts, Akanksha has come to understand that it is the Indian peoples connection with the Sacred - in all diverse forms and colours – that has been the anchor, through and beyond their crises.
Over more than a decade now Akanksha has also been conducting meditation groups based on various wisdom traditions of India .
Sunny has worked with and mentored people as well as start-ups at all levels and in a number of industries across India.
For 20 years he committed his energies and innovations to help in the transformation of the Indian crafts sector focusing on turning sustainable development into viable enterprises.
Subsequently he guided a number of cutting-edge start-ups, design enterprises, sports businesses and retail ventures.
Aseem Shrivastava is a writer, teacher and ecological thinker with a doctorate in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has taught over several years courses on Global and Indian Ecosophy at Ashoka University. He is the author (with Ashish Kothari) of the books Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India , and Prithvi Manthan .