Recent graduate, Sachi Chandiramani’s senior thesis, “The Indian Arts + Design Collective,” is a project that began as a way to combat ideas of extreme nationalism that are currently happening in India.
The idea behind the Collective is to spread awareness and to stand as a reminder of the diversity that shapes the nation. The Indian Arts + Design Collective’s archive serves as the canvas for this. The archive consists of artworks in different mediums including architecture, photography, clothing, paintings, graphics, and so on. Each year a visiting artist will use the archive to curate their own collection. This will give the audience new perspectives on stories based on India, reminding them to embrace the diversity of the nation.