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ANJALI SRINIVASAN // GLASSMITH

September 09, 2015
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Anjali Srinivasan has collaborated with traditional craft artisans in India since 1996 on research and design initiatives aimed at socio-economic empowerment. Anjali studied Accessories Design at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi and holds a BFA from Alfred University, New York. She completed her graduate studies at Rhode Island School of Design in 2007 with a keen interest in the glass and digital media, and currently works from her studio in Dubai.

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NAME? // Anjali Srinivasan.

YOUR FIRST JOB? // Production manager of jewellery reproduction at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION? // Artist.

YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // Handloom textiles.

YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Losing hope.

WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // Ocean waves much much bigger than me, leaving me with the impression that the world offers me a very large space to exist in.

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // My Dad he lives with both compassion and courage.

WHAT WAS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // Two upcycled scoops made from waste glass bottles just last week.

IF YOU WERE 80 YEARS OLD, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR CHILDREN? // To make choices that makes them happy. It’s the same advice that my parents give me.

YOUR WORST TRAIT? // Moodiness.

THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // People not keeping their word.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOUR ROLE IN A MOVIE? // Uhhh... why would someone make a movie about me?

FAVOURITE MUSIC? // Sufi Music (Ji Chahe by Abida Parveen).

LAST RECORD YOU BOUGHT? // I do not have a record player in the world of mp3s, Beyonce's single ladies wow, its been a while.

FAVOURITE BOOK? // Dictionary of Imaginary Places.

LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // Face off by David Baldacci.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU? // Innovation, beauty, biology.

THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // 2014.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // The Andaman Islands.

LEAST FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Chennai.

HOW DO YOU RELAX? // Daydream.

WHY DUBAI? // Its the middle!

ARE YOU SPORTY? // Yes.

BEACH OR DESERT? // Both why else am I in Dubai.

URBAN OR RURAL? // Rural. Oh wait, what am I doing in Dubai again?

CATS OR DOGS? // DOGS definitely!

COFFEE OR TEA? //  Teas.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? // My stupidity.

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY? // People do.

YOUR MESSAGE? // I am not a preacher I am a maker.

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