Step inside the studio of Fern Chua in Malaysia and discover how the craft of batik led her from recuperation from a car accident to establishing a successful sustainable fashion brand.
In partnership with Plymouth College of Art, the Design Centre of the Philippines and the Philippine Textile Research Institute.
On 13 November 2019, The British Council formalised a working partnership with the Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation (Kraftangan Malaysia) through Institut Kraf Negara (IKN).
British Council together with Kraftangan Malaysia and Institut Kraf Negara (IKN) presented a series of networking events in October 2019 to connect IKN to a variety of stakeholders.
2019’s edition of Cooler Lumpur was themed #SuperCanggih, which aimed to recognise those who stretch our chances of reversing climate change, gender equality, poverty, and the list goes on.
Following the success of the Design Innovation Pop Up Studio in February 2019, we invited the local designers back to Institut Kraf Negara (IKN) for half to full-day masterclasses.
The Design Innovation Pop-Up Studio brought together students from across the disciplines of various arts to explore the themes of innovation and design process in craft.
How can design innovation be applied to traditional crafts education? In February 2019, two teachers participated in the Winter School to explore this question.
The forum will gather speakers from Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and the UK to open up conversations about the future of crafts in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
Researcher and designer Dr. Lynn Sayers-McHattie from the Glasgow School of Art visited Malaysia in April 2018 to meet various Malaysian craft stakeholders.