Local Innovation Studio
Prepare – Immerse – Reflect – Document – Innovate
A unique opportunity to explore the complex country of Nepal – to revisit its arts, crafts and ecologies in order to re-evaluate their essence in our changing world.
Through home-grown and grass root exploration, it will forge a new paradigm for societal transformation.
This multi-disciplinary program is designed around community immersion where participants study, map and develop a pilot, prototype, or project around Nepal’s crafts and innovations.
Community, Culture & History
Storytelling & Entrepreneurship
Design & Innovation
An 8 week program with:
2 Weeks of Community Immersion and Mapping
6 Weeks Design and Prototyping
On successful completion of this program participating students will be able to:
An increased understanding of Nepali craft and heritage including local social contexts, built environment, history, tangible and intangible heritage.
Cross- cultural, cross-disciplinary, inter-generational collaboration, cultural sensitivity and engagement with people from various backgrounds in collaboration with local partners, effectively work within cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams in order to achieve professional and personal goals.
Sharing your work and the outcomes of projects – display increased professional skills including group-work, leadership, oral communication, project design and management.
Improved understanding and appreciation of active global citizenship, social enterprise and community development issues.
Improved ability for personal and professional reflection and growth.
Workshops – including system and design thinking and regenerative design
Rural Immersion –comprehensive and transformative journey in rural Nepal
Networking – networking with groups of people doing transformative works in and outside Nepal
Action Project – working in a team to develop a project aligned the program.
Sounds like your cup of nyano chiya?
If you’re ready to take on the Local Innovation Studio program – visiting and exploring innovations and crafts close to home, working with interdisciplinary teams, understanding innovators and their stories, building on these innovations and working with your hands – drop us your contact information and we’ll get back to you with details on how you can get involved.
**Applications closed for July-August session
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