The online exhibition we did for Kaarvan was an extremely fun and fruitful experience. Not only did we give all these amazing artisans a platform on which to display their beautiful hard work, but it also allowed us to hear more from them and their lives. It allowed us to ask them questions and hear personal anecdotes and actually get a better view of what they do in their lives and how their talent and opportunities to do textile work came into being. It was a highly interactive exhibition because it permitted us to broadcast their work and stories all over the internet, granting a much bigger audience than a normal exhibition would have achieved.
I loved the fact that during my time with Kaarvan, it was the first time we did something like this. We were encouraged to use our own unique ideas and work on them while being truly free to express and explore our ideas. Moreover, we were also very nicely and professionally guided and taught how the process would take place – the bumps were there but that’s always part of a rewarding and valuable experience.
I personally loved all of the personal life stories of all of the artisans and how inspiring their work and the platform they got were. It taught me that there is so much talent in the world that we never even get to see because they don’t have the means or the opportunities to show their products to the world like this and I’m proud that I was a part of Kaarvan’s venture to give them a platform for their stunning work.
–Uzair Ali, upcoming Textile Designer from Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts & Design – SVAD BNU