The Living and Learning Design Centre (LLDC) is a pioneering new effort of the Shrujan Trust to preserve, revitalize and promote the glorious craft heritage of Kutch.
Dedicated to the craftspeople of Kutch, LLDC is envisioned as a multi-dimensional crafts education and resource centre. It is situated on a three-building, eight-acre campus in Ajrakhpur, Kutch.
LLDC aims to train, educate and support craftspersons to practise their traditional crafts for contemporary markets so that they can earn a dignified and prosperous livelihood.
LLDC became operational in January 2016 with the inauguration of the Museum complex. A gallery, a library and three crafts studios are now functional within the Museum.
Two more galleries will be opening shortly. Displays in the galleries will change from time to time, highlighting a variety of crafts – from textiles to pottery to metal, wood and stone craft.
A Crafts School is also planned in the near future. It will have fully equipped working studios for all the crafts of Kutch. This will make the Living and Learning Design Centre the single largest living and working crafts environment in Kutch and perhaps in India as well.