Artist Swarup Dutta is a multidisciplinary art and design practitioner, educator, photographer, scenographer from Kolkata, India but working professionally worldwide. He holds a masters degree in the field of Fashion & Textiles from Nottingham Trent University. His passion for education and academic excellence, not only got him to undertake responsibility of heading the Fashion & Textiles Design Department at NIFT (Kolkata), but also got him to become internal design consultant to the organisation, imparting design and skill development training to more than 5000 grassroots artists in the district of Birbhum, West Bengal, over a period of three years. He took responsibility as Dean of Academics at Indian Institute of Crafts & Design, where he has shaped the framework of teaching and learning of traditional craft techniques, and making them relevant in today’s day and age. He has personally undertaken projects, wherein he has developed strategies to revive various languishing craft cultures. He is a heritage enthusiast, actively involved in restoration of old houses in Kolkata, the city he lives in. He had envisaged various projects where old quiet houses have been restored and repurposed for various adaptive uses. His initial training was in the field of fashion; however, indigenous folk art and craft caught his attention and he has been actively collaborating with various folk and urban craft practitioners for his projects ever since. Swarup’s interdisciplinary approach to design, has led him to his Scenography practice, wherein he creates unique sensory experiences. Over the past 4 years, he has created events Nationally; moulding perceptions of public spaces within various cities by hosting site specific art & design related installations in such spaces. The India Story : an annual event celebration Indian art, design, crafts, music and culinary practices, which completed its fifth edition this year has been conceptulised and curated by him. His desire to express himself has taken him to different mediums, from scenography to styling, graphics to interiors, crafts to clothes. But photography still remains his primary passion wherein he is challenging the boundaries of image-making in India. His latest exibition,‘ Kaw’ was appreciated by audiences and critics alike.