Craft Collaborations in Pakistan: Transitions Towards Fair Business Models – Gwendolyn Kulick
Gwendolyn Kulick is a designer, design educator and PhD student. Between
2004 and 2015 she headed the Department of Visual Communication Design
within the School of Visual Arts and Design at Beaconhouse National
University in Lahore, Pakistan. Currently she teaches at the Berlin Campus
of the German University Cairo. Her interest lies in design practices in and between different cultures
and societies at the backdrop of continuously changing circumstances
impacted by, amongst others, post-colonial discourse and dynamics of
Since about ten years she is engaging with craft collaborations in
Pakistan’s development aid context, including large NGO programs as well
as small private initiatives and a self initiated project. She
investigates this field in her PhD research at Wuppertal University,
Department of Industrial Design since 2011, focusing on possibilities for
sustainable craft business value chains. In the colloquium she will
introduce the research topic and the methodological approach.
Einsteinufer 43, Room 203, 9.30.