We seek
to nurture crafts of hand and voice
created with love and effort
in tune with nature, traditions
living and lost
in search of languages
silent and unspoken
languages expressed through
embodied action

Center for Embodied Knowledge has been conceived for preserving, protecting and promoting non textual civilisational heritage of India.

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We document the processes of shuddha (authenticity), desi (indigeneity), sthana (locality) in embodied traditions like crafts, handlooms, arts and all other indigenous knowledge practices,

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nurture and celebrate living and lost embodied traditions and community relationships,

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enable embodied practitioners to take ownership of their traditions epistemically, socially, culturally, legally,

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facilitate cross cultural and interdisciplinary interactions, exposure to historical and contemporary technologies,

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enable the consumer’s journey to become a rasika, a spiritual aesthete.

Art Aesthete Authenticity

Cultures Communities Creativity Celebration
Divinity Dignity Diversity Design
Holy Happiness Handmade
Indigenous Immersion Insights
Knowing Knower Knowledge
Locality Luxury Lifestyle
Orality Ownership Organic
Plurality Processes Pride
Sacred Spirituality Seeking Sustainability
Traceability Traditions Technology

Cultures Communities Creativity Celebration
Divinity Dignity Diversity Design
Holy Happiness Handmade
Indigenous Immersion Insights
Knowing Knower Knowledge
Locality Luxury Lifestyle
Orality Ownership Organic
Plurality Processes Pride
Sacred Spirituality Seeking Sustainability
Traceability Traditions Technology

Embodied Knowledge Concept

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 ?...

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Akanksha Damini Joshi

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 Narang

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.

Hari Vadlamani

Hari Vadlamani is a serial entreprenuer, venture investor and the founder of INDICA and NICE. He is deeply passionate about Indian cultural heritage and more specifically Art, Craft, Design, Cuisine and Philosophy. He is a Dharmic / Indic Liberal.

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Chintz to Prints : Patron X Collector

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CEK Kalamkari Gurukulam

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July 19, 2022

Chintz to Prints: Collaboration with Antāti

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June 25, 2022

CEK Announces a Grant & Collaboration with The Handloom Futures Trust

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