Workshops / Events

Material Literacy, an innovative experiential learning program launched by the Material Library of India (MLI), serves as a transformative journey for academics, individuals, and corporates alike. This program, distinguished by its hands-on approach, is designed to instill a profound appreciation for the optimization of everyday materials found in our homes and in common processes. Through a series of engaging workshops, Material Literacy inspires participants to reconsider and creatively repurpose raw materials and products, unlocking a new realm of possibilities that transcend conventional applications.

At the heart of Material Literacy lies the emphasis on experiential learning, providing participants with tangible experiences that go beyond theoretical knowledge. By delving into the intricacies of everyday materials, participants gain a nuanced understanding of their properties, potential applications and environmental implications. This approach not only demystifies the material world but also empowers individuals with the knowledge to make informed choices in their daily lives.

The workshops conducted by Material Literacy are crafted to stimulate creative thinking and problem-solving. Participants are encouraged to explore alternative uses for materials, fostering a mindset of innovation and resourcefulness. As participants actively engage with the materials around them, they become catalysts for change, contributing to a shift in perspective from mere consumption to thoughtful and intentional utilization.

A key facet of Material Literacy is its commitment to promoting sustainability and conscious living. By encouraging participants to rethink their relationship with materials, the program instills a sense of responsibility towards the environment. Participants emerge from the workshops not only with newfound insights into materiality but also with a heightened awareness of the ecological impact of their choices. This ripple effect extends beyond individual participants, influencing communities and organizations to adopt more sustainable practices.

In essence, Material Literacy goes beyond conventional educational paradigms, offering a dynamic and engaging platform for individuals and entities to explore, question, and innovate. By equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to optimize everyday materials, MLI’s program becomes a catalyst for a cultural shift towards more sustainable and conscious living practices. Through Material Literacy, MLI contributes to building a community of informed and empowered individuals who understand the significance of their material choices in shaping a more sustainable future.

Ex – Change a thrift store

Divorcing the idea of unwanted / used / worn out / outgrown clothes is a brilliant way to declutter your system as well as reduce the burden on the environment.

We will help you declutter these clothes jumping out from your wordrobe and give them a second life.

Three ways you can shop from us-

  1. Bring 1kg and get 1pc- Bring 1kg of unwanted / used / worn out / outgrown clothes BUT CLEAN and get one cloth of your choice from our exclusive MLI thrift store.
  2. Swap one to one- bring your preloved clothes in an intact condition for another of your choice.
  3. Buy thrifty- Buy these trendy thrifted clothes guilt-free, at affordable prices.

We, at MLI further recycle these clothes and give them a new life.

Textiles

We, Material Library of India in collaboration with Blue Tokai are conducting a workshop on materiality of textiles.

Glamorised by the blinging sequences of fast fashion, we find ourselves trapped in the constant cycle of purchasing and discarding clothing.

In our textile workshop, we bring your attention from burning holes in the pocket to instead the burning piles of discarded clothing.

Our textile workshop is a journey to understand the making, usage and discarding of this essential material.

Charges : 1800/- INR (with complimentary coffee of your choice)

Link in bio to register.

Date: 25th February, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Venue: Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi

Waste Age

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What can design do to tackle the critical problem of waste production across the globe?

HKDI Gallery is proud to present “Waste Age: What Can Design Do?”, a touring exhibition from @designmuseum , London which deals with the current issue of waste and the following consequences towards us and the planet.

Textiles

@nhdc_textiles under @ministryoftextilesgoi is celebrating 75 Handwoven Saris of India’ Sari Festival.

Following up on last workshop, Material Library of India is conducting a sequential workshop on materiality of textiles.
Join us to dive deeper into one of the aspect of textiles, i.e. dyeing.

Free for all

Date: 13th, January 2023
Time: 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM

Venue: Handloom Haat, Janpath, New Delhi

Textiles

@nhdc_textiles under @ministryoftextilesgoi is celebrating 75 Handwoven Saris of India’ Sari Festival.

We, Material Library of India are conducting a workshop on materiality of textiles.
In our textile workshop, we bring your attention from burning holes in the pocket to instead the burning piles of discarded clothing.Our textile workshop is a journey to understand the making, usage and discarding of this essential material.

Free for all

Date: Dec 28, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Venue: Handloom Haat, Janpath, New Delhi

Plastic

Pla-sticks foreverPlastic has always carried with it a bad reputation, making many of us boycott plastic shopping bags and even plastic bottles and packaging. But is that enough?

In our plastic workshop, we elucidate on how plastic makes its way into our daily life and what we as consumers can do to minimize our dependence on this immortal material.

Movie Night

Following up on our textile workshop, Material Library of India is organizing movie screening for sustainability enthusiasts. It’s free of cost with complimentary snacks and drinks.

Although this event is free of cost, if you wish to donate to the MLI foundation the information is embedded inside the form.

Textile

Let’s choose our second skin carefullyGlamorized by the blinging sequences of fast fashion, we find ourselves trapped in the constant cycle of purchasing and discarding clothing, and the only downside we seem to notice are the prices. In our textile workshop, we bring your attention from burning holes in the pocket to instead the burning piles of discarded clothing. Our textile workshop is a journey to understand the making, usage and discarding of this essential material.